Azerbaijani political analyst Fikrat Sadigov said in an interview with Azernews when commenting on the Armenian Prime Minister’s statement about the Azerbaijani territories, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was playing with fire.
“The Prime Minister of Armenia, who supports the occupation of Azerbaijani lands, should not speak like this and make such statements. In fact, we do not occupy the land of the Armenians. They still occupy a number of Azerbaijani villages in the Nakhchivan and Gazax districts. Its aim is simply to blame Azerbaijan, to see our country as an aggressor, and to ask for help from Europe and the global community,” the expert said. Furthermore, Sadigov referred to the press conference of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin and said that Azerbaijan’s resolute and assertive foreign policy is bearing fruit.
“However, during the visit to Germany by the President of Azerbaijan, many questions were clarified. The German chancellor said Germany had never recognized the so-called “Karabakh Republic” and had no intention of doing so. This is a very powerful statement and we appreciate it. I think many European countries exhibit such positions. If the French position on this matter is different, that is their business and we have given France rather dry answers. I don’t think a new reaction is needed and they heard us in Paris,” he insisted.
The expert also mentioned that the European Parliament should not be confused with the European Union with which Azerbaijan has very good relations.
“It is a fact that the European Parliament is not the European Union. Azerbaijan cooperates with the European Union. We have signed bilateral agreements with nine member states of the European Union and the current geopolitical reality shows that Europe needs Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan supplies gas and other natural resources to Europe. The EU understands this fact very well. Even during the joint press conference in Berlin, the German chancellor stated this openly and clearly in his replies,” Sadikov stressed.
The expert believes that Armenia is encouraged by some European countries, including France, adding that such a policy will cost Armenia dearly. “Of course, Armenia wants to buy time with such actions. By prolonging the affair, he is trying to avoid signing a peace treaty. It seems that some European countries, such as France, are very close to Armenia and this encourages it. Pashinyan felt like all of Europe was rubbing his head; Observers are deployed, and the politician relies on the presence of observers in the area. He thinks he is already a close friend and partner of the European Union. But all this is meaningless. It’s a ridiculous position. Ultimately, Pashinyan should give up this position if he wants to create a strong environment here in the region, and of course, if he wants to maintain his security. As before, Azerbaijan stands ready to take appropriate actions both diplomatically and militarily. Pashinyan should not forget it,” concluded the expert.