ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 (Asia Free Press): An exhibition dedicated to the ’44 Days of Patriotic War’ of Azerbaijan was organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan at Centaurus, the biggest Shopping Mall in Islamabad.
The latest big-scale clashes in Karabakh erupted last fall, on Sept 27, 2020, when the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces – violated several humanitarian cease-fire agreements.
The war showed who the actual “friends and brothers” were and supported Baku’s just stance in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Khazar Farhadov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Pakistan, told Asia Free Press.
He thanked Pakistan and Turkey for their moral and political support during the patriotic war.
“Before the liberation of our territory, Pakistan had supported Azerbaijan in all four UN resolutions against Armenia, and Pakistan had not yet recognized Armenia, the occupier country,” He said.
The 44-day conflict ended under a deal signed on Nov 10; Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages from Armenia’s nearly three-decade occupation.
“In that long war, more than 1 million Azerbaijani had forced to refuge and brought thousands of martyrs to the country”, Azerbaijan envoy to Pakistan said.
He added that the Azerbaijani government had approached the International Court of Justice and file a case against the war crimes committed by Armenia to make them accountable for their crimes.
People from all walks of life attended the event to show solidarity with their Azerbaijani brothers and sisters.
“The liberation of Karabakh and defeat of Armenian forces was our united efforts, and we finally liberated our territory,” Mrs Konul from Azerbaijan said.
Relations between the former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally was recognized as part of Azerbaijan and seven adjacent regions.
On Sept 27 last year, new clashes erupted that saw the Armenian army launched attacks on civilians and Azerbaijani forces and violated several humanitarian cease-fire agreements.
During the 44-day war, Azerbaijan liberated several cities and nearly 300 settlements and villages occupied for almost three decades.
On Nov 10, 2020 cease-fire deal mediated by Russia was signed that is seen as a victory for Azerbaijan and a defeat for Armenia, whose armed forces withdrew in line with the agreement.
Before this victory, about 20% of Azerbaijan’s territory had been under the occupation of Armenia.