We do understand how it hurts Armenia to see a separatist regime established in the territories of Azerbaijan collapsing and disappearing before its eyes, but now it would be better for them to focus on building peace and trust with Azerbaijan, based on respect to territorial integrity and sovereignty both in words and deeds, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan said in a commentary in response to the Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
“While on September 21, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said that there is no direct threat to the civilian population, dissemination by the MFA Armenia by all means that there is an “ethnic cleansing” of local Armenians clearly demonstrates how inconsistent and false the policy and narrative of Armenia are. We reiterate that Azerbaijan has nothing to do with the decision by local Armenians of the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan to move to Armenia or any other country. We are willing to create for them conditions for a better livelihood than they were under the hostage of the military junta created by Armenia. Azerbaijan is determined to reintegrate Armenian residents as equal citizens, and the Constitution, the national legislation of Azerbaijan, and the international commitments we have undertaken provide the solid ground to this end,” the MFA said.