Baku, Azerbaijan, April 24. Shusha of Azerbaijan hosted the V Congress of World Azerbaijanis – Victory Congress from April 22 to April 23, and speaking at the opening of the event, the President, Victorious Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev made important statements regarding the normalization of relations lamps. Between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Trends report outlined a roadmap for the world’s Azerbaijanis according to the post-conflict period.
Robert Sekuta, the former US ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend that in order to normalize relations between Baku and Yerevan, it is necessary to act based on the statements of President Ilham Aliyev in Shusha.
“Today, the issue of normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia is on the agenda and is needed in the name of the future of the region. President Ilham Aliyev stressed that the government of Armenia has officially stated that it is the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. recognizes that there is no territorial claim against Azerbaijan and will not be in the future,” Sekuta said.
According to him, it will take time and determination to settle the ties between the two countries.
“President Ilham Aliyev also said that the foreign ministers of the two countries are currently forming working groups and it is necessary to start specific dialogue in the near future. It is necessary to highlight these statements of the head of state and act accordingly. Confidence, Build confidence and make peace after decades of conflict will not be easy, it will take time and determination on both sides.”
Former US OSCE Minsk Group (MG) co-chair, Richard Hoagland, told Trend that he believes the post-conflict period in the region has its own difficulties – such as the post-conflict of any period.
“It takes time for emotions to fade into the background,” Hogaland said.
“The period after the Second Karabakh War is even more difficult, as the conflict has existed for several decades and the feelings of both sides are strong and continue. Patience is needed, not to demand publicly, but to seek solutions privately. of. Over time, measured in months or years “emotions begin to subside and opportunities for problem solving emerge. Such diplomacy provides solutions that actually lead to peace and prosperity for the people of both the countries and the region as a whole.”