Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said Monday Azerbaijan will realize territorial integrity with the decisions it will take from now on.
Speaking at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul in Baku on Monday, President Ilham Aliyev said that "Azerbaijan will continue to make political and diplomatic efforts for its territorial integrity. I believe that we will realize Azerbaijan's territorial integrity".
Turkey and Azerbaijan share deep friendship coming from history. President Gul's current visit to Azerbaijan will contribute to the development of our relations, Aliyev said.
We exchanged views with President Gul on diverse issues, including the Upper Karabakh issue. As you know, Azeri territory has been under Armenian occupation for long years. Armenians have been pursuing an "ethnic cleansing policy" in the territory under occupation and have violated international laws, Ilham Aliyev said.
Azerbaijan will realize its territorial integrity with the decisions to be taken from now on, Aliyev underlined.
President Ilham Aliyev thanked Turkey for the support extended vis-a-vis the Upper Karabakh issue.
In response to a question on visa liberalization with Turkey, Aliyev said that the issue of visas did come up on Monday and that visa liberalization would take place once Azerbaijan makes the necessary internal arrangements.
In regard to a question on Upper Karabakh, President Aliyev said that "I believe this problem would be resolved".
The realization of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan carries high importance. Armenian troops must withdraw from Azeri territories and those Azeri citizens who had to leave the territory must return back to their homes, Aliyev also said.
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