The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky visited with two-day official visit Baku, where he participated in the Ukrainian-Azerbaijan business forum as well as in the opening of one of shops of a trading network “Ukrainian products”, working in Azerbaijan for more than two years.
After negotiations with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Ali Asadov have signed bilateral agreements in various fields.
But at a joint press-conference Vladimir Zelensky said that Ukraine and Azerbaijan have always supported each other in issues of restoration of territorial integrity, because for both countries it is a sore subject.
“An important topic of conversation is ensuring regional and national security. First of all, we are talking about the war in the East of Ukraine and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We continue to support each other in matters of restoring sovereignty and territorial integrity of our States within internationally recognized borders,”– said Zelensky in his speech at the press conference.
Ukrainian President promised that Ukraine and Azerbaijan will further continue “the joint work in this direction both in the bilateral format and within international organizations”.
In Yerevan the statement Zelensky, made in Baku, heard and reminded that before to support the work of Azerbaijan, restoration of territorial integrity, we must recall that “all the countries of the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) agreed – Karabakh conflict should be solved based on three principles, including the right of Nations to self-determination”.
This was stated on 18 December the press Secretary of the Armenian foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan on radio Sputnik Armenia.
Anna Naghdalyan stressed that “this commitment was reiterated by Ukraine during its presidency in the OSCE in 2013” therefore, when trying to help Baku to restore its territorial integrity should not forget about the right of Nations to self-determination.
It seems the list of States with which Ukraine ukuleles to spoil relations will continue to grow.
Sob. Q. FSK