On 28 October 2020, Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov received the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Special Envoy of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Abbas Aragchi.
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Minister Jeyhun Bayramov informed the Special Envoy on the latest escalation in the region, military provocations by the Armenia leadership, irresponsible statements, and actions by the Armenian prime minister tensions in the region and undermining the negotiated settlement of the conflict. Minister stressed that the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan launched counter-offensive measures within its right of self-defense and to protect the civilian population of Azerbaijan.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov highlighted the gross violation of international humanitarian law by Armenia and deliberate targeting of the peaceful Azerbaijani population. He noted that innocent civilians, including children and women of the cities situated far away from the conflict zone like Ganja, Mingachevir, Barda, etc. have been treacherously attacked by Armenia's armed forces.
Minister underlined that as it was numerously stated by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, our country's ultimate goal is to withdraw foreign armed forces from the sovereign soil of Azerbaijan and restore territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders.
Special Envoy Seyyed Abbas Aragchi reiterated Iran's official position on the peaceful settlement of the conflict based on the norms and principles of international law and within the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Iranian Special Envoy expressed his condolences on the loss of civilian lives.
Minister Jeyhun Bayramov thanked his counterpart for the support of Iran to the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
At the meeting, the sides also exchanged their views on the issues of mutual interest and concern.