(Al Jazeera Media Network) Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Aykhan Hajizada, said his country has “agreed to hold a dialogue” with ethnic Armenians following the ceasefire agreement.
“We believe that after the disarmament and withdrawal of the Armenian armed forces, peace will finally come to the region,” Hajizada told Al Jazeera.
When asked about reports of civilian casualties, Hajizada said Azerbaijan “carried counter-terrorism measures against illegal military formations only.”
“In every military operation, there are collateral damages, but we cannot confirm that seven civilians were injured or died during this operation. Azerbaijan has never targeted civilians in this operation, and is ready to provide safety and security to local Armenians in line with Azerbaijani constitution and legislation,” he said.