BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 18. The parallel
opening of Aghdam-Khankendi and Lachin roads for vans ought to be
considered successful of Azerbaijani diplomacy, dean of UNEC’s
Faculty of Turkic World Economy, professor of Uludag University
Mehmet Yuce informed Trend.
He famous that though Armenia claims that it has proposed to
open these routes in parallel, this doesn’t correspond to the
“On the opposite, though it was agreed to open these routes
concurrently on September 1, separatists in Karabakh prevented
this. This initiative was associated to Azerbaijan’s coverage in the direction of
Armenians dwelling in Karabakh, and Armenia and the separatists in
Karabakh tried to stop this. As you understand, there have been two points
raised by Azerbaijani diplomacy in reference to this,” he
First, Mehmet Yuce famous that the supply of help to Khankendi
through the Aghdam-Khankendi route means respecting the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Therefore, the cargo that the
Russian Red Cross Society despatched to the residents of Armenian origin
dwelling in Karabakh was delivered through the Aghdam-Khankendi street. The
signing of the memorandum of understanding between the Azerbaijan
Red Crescent Society and the Russian Red Cross Society is a step
taken throughout the framework of respect for the sovereignty and
territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
“Secondly, Azerbaijan has repeatedly acknowledged to the worldwide
neighborhood that the Armenians dwelling in Karabakh are its residents,
and subsequently the state is able to undertake the duty to
guarantee their protected residence. The opening of the Aghdam street does
not cancel Azerbaijan’s demand to withdraw all Armenian armed
formations from Karabakh,” he added.
Meanwhile, the separatists in Karabakh lastly submitted to
Azerbaijan’s circumstances and agreed to the simultaneous opening of
the Lachin street and the Aghdam-Khankendi street. Thus, the separatist
leaders determined to simply accept the joint proposal of the workplace of the
International Committee of the Red Cross in Khankendi and the
command of the Russian peacekeepers on simultaneous transportation
of meals by ICRC automobiles alongside the Lachin street and the
Aghdam-Khankendi street. The settlement on the simultaneous opening of
these routes was really reached on September 1. The separatists
delayed this course of for greater than two weeks.
Trucks belonging to the International Committee of the Red
Cross, parallel to the Aghdam-Khankendi street, additionally handed by
the Lachin border checkpoint.