Aliyev: Nagorno-Karabakh can get special status if it remains part of Azerbaijan

The Status of Nagorno-Karabakh should not violate the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabakh can get a special status, but only provided that the area remains a part of Azerbaijan as stated by the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, APA reports.

"Nagorno-Karabakh will never gain independence. A second Armenian state will never be created on the historical lands of Azerbaijan. This is the main issue. As for the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, this is a matter for the future. Of course, a certain status can be granted. For example, Azerbaijan includes the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan. Europe and other countries have a progressive experience of different statuses, but this status should not violate the territorial integrity of our country," Aliyev said.

According to him, there is also no sense in using the incident investigation mechanism as suggested by the Armenians as a condition.

"I believe that at the present stage, there is no need for this. Firstly, these mechanisms do not exist. No one can tell us exactly what these mechanisms will be. In this case, it would be wrong to think over the issue today. Secondly, what is the purport of it? If it means "freezing" the conflict and taking additional measures in the line of contact, then Azerbaijan, of course, will not do it. It may be possible, but only with a continuation of the positive action in the negotiation process. Various mechanisms can be developed and the issue can be considered only if we see concrete results and identify the terms of the liberation of our territories," Aliyev added.

  Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict