Azerbaijan’s president has reiterated his country’s call for mutual concessions over Nagorno-Karabakh, promising to give the country the status of an autonomous republic.
“A reasonable mutual concession is possible,” Ilham Aliyev said in an interview with Rossiya Segodnya. “Azerbaijan is implementing different investment projects to ensure their regular daily life. and autonomy. Peaceful cooperation between the two peoples on condition of liberating the regions surrounding the Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region – this is our vision of conflict settlement,” he said, ruling out the possibility of granting the country a full independence,
“Yet, we can agree on mutual concessions over local autonomy and the autonomy of Nagorno-Karabakh. We can have an autonomous republic if we want to,” he added.