Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
by Marianna Mkrtchyan
"The presence of Armenia's armed forces in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan remains the main threat to peace, stability and development in the region", Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov says in his interview to Italian media.
"The only way to achieve long-term peace and good-neighborly relations is to withdraw the troops from the occupied lands of Azerbaijan", Mammadyarov says. He also stresses the need "to restore the territorial integrity of the country, return about a million refugees and forced migrants to their native land and ensure their rights".