All Azerbaijani lands to be liberated: MP
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s order on the restoration of the Jojug Marjanli village of the Jabrayil district means that the country will liberate all its lands from the occupation, Samad Seyidov, the chairman of the international and interparliamentary relations committee in Azerbaijan’s Parliament, told Trend.
“This is already a serious message to Armenia,” Seyidov noted. “Armenia itself realizes that it won’t be able to continue occupying Azerbaijani lands. During the April fighting, the Armenians saw the power of the Azerbaijani army, so they are well aware that if such fights take place again, Armenia will be doomed. That’s why the sooner the Armenians leave the territories of Azerbaijan, the better for them.”
President Ilham Aliyev signed an order Jan. 24 on measures to restore the Jabrayil district’s Jojug Marjanli village, liberated from the Armenian occupation in April 2016.
The State Committee of Azerbaijan for Affairs of Refugees and IDPs will receive 4 million manats from the Presidential Reserve Fund for 2017 for construction of 50 houses, a school building and the relevant infrastructure at the first stage, according to the order.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.