President Ilham Aliyev attended "Beyond Ukraine: Unresolved Conflicts in Europe” session of the Munich Security Conference
During a round table "Beyond Ukraine - unresolved conflicts in Europe, held in the framework of the Munich Security Conference, President of Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a speech, SIA reports citing the Vestnik Kavkaza.
SIA presents President Ilham Aliyev’s speech:
"Armenia has occupied our territory, violated international law, committed genocide in Khojaly, destroyed our historical and religious monuments, but it shifts the blame to us. The question is, what are Armenian soldiers doing in the occupied territories? What have Armenian soldiers forgotten in Agdam? If he does not want to be killed, then he shouldn't go to Agdam. Let him stay in his Yerevan, Gyumri, in his own country. You have enough space for yourselves in the country, there are, in fact, not so many people left. So what are you doing in Agdam, what are you doing in Fizuli?
The year 2014 was generally remarkable in terms of the activity of intermediaries in the negotiations. President Putin organized a meeting between President Sargsyan and me in August. Already in September, Secretary of State [John] Kerry organized a round of negotiations with the Armenian president and me. Finally, at the end of October, President Hollande invited us to Paris, where we had, I would say, an excellent, very constructive meeting. Both parties then stated that they considered this meeting a great success and will try to reduce tension on the frontline. What happened then? After less than ten days, Armenia began military exercises on the occupied territories, particularly in Agdam, with the participation, according to the Armenian media, of 47 thousand soldiers. They organized manoeuvres in occupied territory with the use of military equipment, aircraft and helicopters. For three days our army remained patient enough not to respond, but then Armenia with the help of its Mi-24 helicopters attacked Azerbaijan's position. Our army had to respond and one of the helicopters was shot down. For Armenia, it was an occasion to accuse Azerbaijan. With this provocation, it showed disrespect to the leaders of France, Russia and the United States that have made so much effort to reduce tensions. Armenia thinks itcan do anything, and no one will punish it. This is the main reason behind Armenia's behavior
Now they are blaming us, saying, Do not shoot!. So, my message to Armenia is: end the occupation." As soon as you stop the occupation, we will have peace, cooperation and reconciliation. And the reason why it is not happening is because the Armenian soldier is still in Agdam and Fizuli".