“We once again call on the Government of Armenia to respect international law and human rights, and to ensure the safe and dignified return of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to their homeland,” the Western Azerbaijan Community said in a statement.
“As reported earlier, the Western Azerbaijan Community has sent a letter to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with an appeal to start a dialog on the safe and dignified return of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia. Instead of properly assessing the Community’s call for dialog, the Armenian side, including PM Pashinyan, has issued statements denying the right of Azerbaijanis to return and distorting the issue of Western Azerbaijan.
In this regard, the Western Azerbaijan Community has sent an appeal to the UN Secretary General to stop the destructive steps of the Armenian side and encourage the community’s participation in the dialog on the issue of return. The UN Secretariat issued the community’s letters to the UN Secretary General and the Armenian Prime Minister as official documents of the UN General Assembly, the Security Council, and the Economic and Social Council,” the statement reads. The concept of return, which forms the basic principles of the community’s activity, was also circulated as an official UN document.
With the official dissemination of these documents as the official documents of the UN, the world was most reliably informed about the Western Azerbaijan Community, as well as the fact that it is the initiator of the dialog. All this leaves no room for Armenia to deny the right of Azerbaijanis to return based on international law, and to speculate about the goals and principles of the Community. The Western Azerbaijan Community once again calls on the Government of Armenia to respect international law and human rights, to follow the example of Azerbaijan, which created conditions for the return of Armenians to Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region immediately after the 2020 war and is currently making efforts for their reintegration, and to ensure the safe and dignified return of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to their homeland,” the Community added.