"Unfortunately, the double standards existing in the world and an equal treatment of the aggressor and the victim do not facilitate conflict settlement. " Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev told in his interview to "The Business Year", SIA informs.
According to Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan aspires to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh and other similar conflicts in accordance with international law. We have been subjected to Armenian aggression for more than 20 years. Unfortunately, the double standards existing in the world and an equal treatment of the aggressor and the victim do not facilitate conflict settlement. I believe that all conflicts in post-Soviet republics, and indeed elsewhere in the world, should be approached from the same angle because if one conflict remains unresolved, this sets a precedent for other conflicts. As was mentioned at the Forum, we are at a crossroads in 2015; there is a road leading to discrimination, fundamentalism, hatred, and mutual accusations, but there is also a road to solidarity and cooperation. Azerbaijan’s model of development, cooperation, and integration can lay the groundwork for the predictability of political and economic processes and protection of common interests.
"More than 30 acts of terror have been committed against Azerbaijan by Armenia at different times, killing more than 2,000 of our people. We are living in a region prone to tensions, conflict, threats, and terrorism; however, mutually beneficial cooperation is possible when the situation outside the country is more or less predictable. Therefore, the policies and the gigantic transnational projects Azerbaijan is implementing are aimed at creating a more predictable environment in the region and beyond. Azerbaijan plays an active part in the establishment of regional transport corridors and modern transport infrastructure. Both East-West and North-South transport corridors pass through Azerbaijan. As a result of the commissioning of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway in 2015, Azerbaijan will also become a country linking Europe with Asia, " added Mr Aliyev.