(MENAFN – Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, 16 November
The whole world recognized Karabakh’s property to Azerbaijan, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said, Tren reported on 16 November.
Imran Khan stressed that the Azerbaijan Armed Forces have shown exemplary courage.
“The whole world recognizes that Karabakh belongs to Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijanis have returned their ancestral lands,” he added.
Following more than a month of military action to liberate its territory from Armenian occupation, Azerbaijan urged Armenia to sign the surrender document. A joint statement on the matter was made by the president of Azerbaijan, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the president of Russia.
A complete ceasefire and a cessation of all hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone entered into force at 00:00 (Moscow time) on 10 November 2020.
The Armenian Armed Forces launched a major military offensive against the Azerbaijan army positions on the front, using large-caliber weapons, mortars and artillery on 27 September. Azerbaijan responded with counterattacks along the front.
Back in July 2020, the Armenian Armed Forces broke a ceasefire towards Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district. As a result of Azerbaijan’s retaliation, the opposing forces were silenced. The fighting continued in the following days as well. Azerbaijan lost a number of military personnel, who died in the fighting as a result of attacks by the Armenian Armed Forces.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries started in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, the Armenian Armed Forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s territory, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts. The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations.
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