Message from the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles

The 44-day-war between Armenia and Azerbaijan has finally ended. Per Russian-brokered agreement of Nov. 10, Armenia has agreed to withdraw its armed forces from three districts of Azerbaijan by Dec. 1 and hand those occupied districts back to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan will also remain in all its territories liberated during the war from Armenia’s 27-year-long, illegal occupation. A corridor linking Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) with Armenia will be provided. Russian peacekeepers will ensure the ceasefire regime in NK and the safety of transportation along the said corridor. Turkey will also be involved in monitoring the ceasefire regime. All internally displaced persons and refugees will be able to return to their villages and towns under UNHCR supervision.

Armenians will continue to live in Nagorno-Karabakh, and we will actively work on rebuilding mutual trust between our two people.

Also all communications in the region will be reopened. Armenia has agreed to provide a transportation corridor connecting mainland Azerbaijan with its exclave Nakhchivan, which was under Armenian blockade for 3 decades.

After nearly 30 years, 1 million Azerbaijanis, who were forcibly displaced as a result of UN-condemned occupation of around 20 percent of Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory by Armenia in the early 1990s, will return to their villages and towns. Justice will finally prevail. UN resolutions will finally be implemented.

This agreement will bring peace, stability, good neighborly relations and prosperity to the entire region.

Nasimi Aghayev
Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles