Azerbaijan goals to peacefully reintegrate Armenians residing in Karabakh, based on a press release made by a presidential overseas coverage advisor on Wednesday.
Baku earlier introduced an finish to its one-day anti-terror operation in Karabakh after reaching a take care of Armenian separatists, who agreed to put down their arms and maintain integration talks with Azerbaijan.
“Azerbaijan’s agenda is about peaceable reintegration of Karabakh Armenians, and Azerbaijan additionally helps the normalization course of between Armenia and Azerbaijan,” mentioned presidential overseas coverage advisor Hikmet Hajiyev.
He mentioned Baku was “prepared” for talks with the separatists due within the Azerbaijani metropolis of Yevlakh on Thursday, including that it wished a “easy reintegration.”
The offensive was seen as a significant victory for Azerbaijan, which received a 2020 struggle with Armenia and has since sought to repopulate Karabakh.
The cease-fire required the ethnic Armenian separatists to put down their arms and give up.
Hajiyev mentioned Azerbaijan would offer “protected passage” for separatist forces.
“Secure passage to acceptable meeting factors will even be supplied by the Azerbaijani aspect,” he mentioned.
He gave no additional element on the “meeting factors” or the place the fighters would go.
The official additionally mentioned that every one of Baku’s actions had been coordinated with Russian peacekeepers.
Russia deployed peacekeepers to Karabakh as a part of a deal to finish the struggle in 2020.
Hajiyev slammed criticism of the operation as “misinformation” and mentioned there was no want for the U.N. Safety Council to convene following its operation.
“There isn’t any want for such a gathering,” he mentioned, including that any such gathering could be “detrimental” to agreements between the 2 sides.