Moscow. 20 November. INTERFAX.RU – Azerbaijan has been waiting for more than two months for a response from Armenia to official Baku’s comments on the proposal for a peace treaty, said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev; he also said that Azerbaijan is ready for a “just peace” with Armenia.
“We are waiting for a response from Armenia to our comments on the proposal. We have exchanged proposals on the draft peace treaty several times, but now we are waiting more than two months, since September 11, for the Armenian government to respond to us. We want to know their opinion on these comments. But no answer we never received it,” Aliyev said in a press statement on Monday.
The head of the Azerbaijani state emphasized that the reason is that Armenia “receives bad advice,” in particular from France.
“France plays a very destructive role in the South Caucasus. In fact, Armenia has become a puppet of the French government, and this could become a serious threat to regional stability,” he noted.
Aliyev reaffirmed that Azerbaijan “does not need any war.” “We fought on our territory, restored justice and international law. But the government and political establishment of Armenia are thinking about revenge. And the wrong messages of the French government actually create illusions in the Armenian government, and perhaps in the Armenian public opinion,” that they can start military aggression against Azerbaijan, the president said.
He stressed that Azerbaijan is ready for peace. “We are ready for peace, but for a fair peace, based on recognition of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of both countries. Peace based on common sense and historical justice,” Aliyev noted.