Baku: Yerevan rejects border delimitation

31 July 2021 16:30 (UTC+04:00)

By Vugar Khalilov

Armenia rejects the process of delimitation of the border with Azerbaijan, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Leyla Abdullayeva said on July 31.

Abdullayeva reminded that Armenia, which has been pursuing an aggressive policy against Azerbaijan for almost 30 years, still does not comply with international law, rejects the delimitation of the borders with Azerbaijan and obstructs the implementation of trilateral statements.

“Why does a country seeking de-escalation constantly fire on Azerbaijani positions along the border? Why does it not respond to calls to resolve the border issue through dialogue?” Abdullayeva asked.

"This happens because Armenia still makes territorial claims to Azerbaijan, does not want to put up with the fact that Azerbaijan has restored its territorial integrity within the international borders. We draw the attention of the Armenian side to the fact that the establishment of peace in the region is possible on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of borders,” she said.

The spokesperson once again reminded that “sustainable peace can only be achieved on the basis of respect for international law. Azerbaijan has been declaring this position for 30 years and is guided by it.”

Azerbaijan and Armenia have failed to come to an agreement on the delimitation and demarcation of their state border following the collapse of the Soviet Union. The tension over border delimitation gained fresh momentum following the end of the Second Karabakh War in 2020.