Aliyev discussed situation in Karabakh with Blinken

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev discussed the situation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in the Karabakh region, the press service of the Azerbaijani leader reports.

It is reported that the telephone conversation took place on the initiative of the American side.

Aliyev noted that during the anti -terrorist measures carried out by Azerbaijan in Karabakh, the goal was only military facilities, there was no damage to the civilian population.

“The American side has been informed that the process of disarmament of the illegal Armenian armed forces and their withdrawal from the territory of Azerbaijan is currently being carried out. It was emphasized that hundreds of units of military equipment, weapons and ammunition have been confiscated over the past five days, as well as a military manner Equipment. It was noted that the military representatives of foreign countries accredited in Azerbaijan and the representative of the Office of the UN resident -coordinator examined the collected weapons and military equipment, ”the statement said.

Aliyev emphasized that the appropriate work is currently being carried out to ensure the rights of Armenian residents living in the Karabakh region, as well as other ethnic minorities living in Azerbaijan, under the legislation of the country and international obligations.

He noted that between representatives of Azerbaijan and representatives of the Armenian residents, a dialogue on reintegration issues is being conducted, Azerbaijan sends humanitarian assistance to Armenian residents, infrastructure is restored on the territory.

“It was emphasized that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) cooperates in the field of assistance in Armenian residents, it was taken to the readiness of the Azerbaijani side to organize an office of the UN resident coordinator in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, in the near future,”, – noted in the press service.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken expressed concern about the current situation, noted the importance of ensuring stability in the region, dialogue with local Armenians, according to the message.