|Source:||Press Office of NKR MFA|
Recently, a conference on “The variants of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement from the Azerbaijani viewpoint” had taken place at the Conrad Adenauer Foundation’s office in Berlin.
Elhan Nuriev, director of the Center of Strategic Sciences under the Azerbaijani President and Johannes Rau, member of the International Security Forum under the German Military Academy were invited to have speeches.
NKR Permanent Representative in Germany Gayane Apinyan and Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Germany Parviz Shahbazov also partook in the conference, held by senior officer of the Conrad Adenauer Foundation Peter Hefele.
The Azerbaijani representative developed his speech in the context of the Azerbaijani territorial integrity and threat of the Karabakh conflict settlement by force. In response, officer of the German International Institute on Security Issues Uwe Halbach and representative of the Union of the Christian-Democratic and Christian-Social Parties in the Council of Europe Rayner Dornzaifer noted that they treated the Azerbaijani territorial integrity with understanding; however the existing new realities and facts should be taken into account in solving the conflict. Uwe Halbach added that the demand of territorial integrity is not absolute and sometimes not realistic, exemplifying Georgia. Rayner Dornzaifer advised Azerbaijan to learn a lesson from the history of Germany that, according to him, after the World War II had to accept the existing reality, thus guaranteeing peace and security in Europe. He expressed confidence that in case of refusing the territorial integrity, Azerbaijan will contribute to the peaceful settlement of the conflict and together with Armenia will be given great assistance from the Council of Europe for liquidating the consequences of the conflict.
In response to Nuriev’s threatening to solve the Karabakhi issue by use of force, Gayane Apinyan in her turn reminded how many people from both sides sacrificed during the previous war and in what unfavorable conditions the people of Nagorno Karabakh managed to uphold their natural right to liberty.
“Today, in spite of Azerbaijan’s furious armament, Nagorno Karabakh, due to its high state orderliness, is incomparably stronger and is ready to defend its independence”, she said.
Gayane Apinyan advised the Azerbaijani representatives to refuse the revanchist aspirations and respect the right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh to independent existence.
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