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President of Azerbaijan Calls for Constitutional Changes in Armenia in Exchange for Peace


President of Azerbaijan Calls for Constitutional Changes in Armenia in Exchange for Peace

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev claims that a path to peace between Azerbaijan and Armenia could be reached through amendments to Armenia's constitution and other legal documents. Aliyev made these remarks during a meeting with Martin Chungong, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.


Despite stating that de-facto peace already exists and that a calm situation prevails along the border between the two countries, Aliyev emphasized the need for a formal peace agreement. He asserted that such an agreement would be instrumental in putting an end to what he described as Armenia's territorial ambitions towards Azerbaijan – all while his regime is responsible for occupying Artsakh, also known as Nagorno-Karabakh, an indigenous Armenian Republic located between Armenia and Azerbaijan.


It's worth noting that Azerbaijan itself maintains territorial ambitions in its legislation, seeking control over a significant portion of sovereign Armenia's territory.


Furthermore, Aliyev issued a warning regarding the Azerbaijani delegation's rights in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He threatened to reconsider Azerbaijan's participation in the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights if the rights of the Azerbaijani delegation are not reinstated.


These developments show the complex diplomatic landscape between Azerbaijan and Armenia, with President Aliyev linking peace negotiations to constitutional changes in Armenia and highlighting potential consequences in international forums. 


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