Baku received guarantees that the Armenian armed forces in Nagorno-Karabakh will be disarmed, all heavy equipment and ammunition will be transferred to Azerbaijan, in agreement with the Russian peacekeeping troops. This was announced by Hikmet Hajiyev, assistant to the president of Azerbaijan, during a briefing for foreign diplomats and journalists.
Azerbaijan has drafted a plan for the integration of Karabakh's Armenian population, presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev told a news briefing in Baku.
"The government agencies concerned have developed a comprehensive plan for the socio-economic integration of Karabakh's Armenians," Hajiyev emphasized.
He added that this integration was Azerbaijan's internal affair, but Baku was ready to study the humanitarian needs of the Armenian population in the region. "We are open to negotiations," Hajiyev noted.
Aliyev's aide also referred to the peace treaty with Armenia, emphasizing that Baku is generally ready to sign a treaty with Armenia. At the same time, he accused the Armenian side of waging a hybrid war against Azerbaijan for months, questioning its territorial integrity.
Hikmet Hajiyev also referred to the discussion expected at the UN Security Council on September 21, stressing that there is no need to use special UN mechanisms to settle the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh.