Azerbaijan has made efforts to start the process of delimitation and demarcation of the state border with Armenia.
Armenia's armed provocation on the border in September 2022 showed that the process of delimitation and demarcation of the state border should be started as soon as possible without any preconditions and unfounded claims of any third parties.
APA reports that Rovshan Sadighbeyli, the permanent representative of Azerbaijan in the organization, said this in response to the speech of the Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan at the special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.
The permanent representative said that Azerbaijan is also tirelessly promoting the restoration of all transport and communication links in the region in accordance with the tripartite declaration.
However, despite the strong support of the international community for this initiative and diplomatic efforts to advance the normalization agenda, progress remains limited: "It appears that Armenia is sticking to its past practice of faking negotiations and instead of fulfilling its commitments in good faith, the preconditions continues to artificially slow down practical work in various directions.
As stated in the tripartite statement on November 10, Armenia has not fully withdrawn its armed forces from the territories of Azerbaijan and continues various military activities within the territories of Azerbaijan.
Armenia still refuses to return 8 enclave villages along the border occupied by Armenian armed forces to Azerbaijan in the 1990s.
Illegal military formation through Lachin road, rotation of Armenian armed forces and illegal armed formations, illegal transfer of weapons and personnel to the territory of Azerbaijan through Lachin road. is a gross violation.
In 2021, that is, after the signing of the tripartite statement in November 2020, the transfer of new anti-personnel mines produced in Armenia through the Lachin route and their placement in the territories of Azerbaijan is one of the main threats to the large-scale restoration and reconstruction works.
As of August 2022, 2,728 anti-personnel mines produced in Armenia in 2021 were discovered in the territories of Azerbaijan.
As a result of the explosion of these mines, 279 innocent Azerbaijanis have been killed or seriously injured.
The placement of mines demonstrates Armenia's intention to inflict as many casualties on Azerbaijan as possible."
Rovshan Sadigbeyli pointed out that, in addition, Armenia has still not restored all economic and transport relations between Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which would allow the unhindered movement of citizens, vehicles and cargo in both directions, as stipulated in paragraph 9 of the tripartite agreement: "About two Attempts to derail negotiations on the re-opening of communications by introducing new elements after year-long negotiations show that Armenia is not really interested in fulfilling its respective obligations.
We believe that the opening of the Zangezur Corridor will create great opportunities for Armenia.
Another worrying point is that Lachin road is used by Armenia not only for illegal military activities, but also for the transportation of natural resources from the territories of Azerbaijan to Armenia.
Over the past decades, Azerbaijan has provided irrefutable evidence directly confirming this.
Armenia has previously performed illegal economic and other activities in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, which caused serious damage to the environment.
Obstructing access to mineral deposits,
environmental assessment, cadastral accounting of property and inventory of natural resources and on-site monitoring of the relevant authorities of Azerbaijan caused the rightful anger of the Azerbaijani public and led to peaceful protests.
He noted that the Azerbaijani delegation has already informed the Permanent Council about the situation on the Lachin-Khankendi road.