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Head of Kars Municipality: "I will not have dialogue with Armenians until Azerbaijani territories liberated"

30 January 2007 [17:10] - TODAY.AZ
"Armenia is not bazaar for us," Head of Kars Municipality Naif Alibeyoglu said in the meeting with heads of Mass media of Azerbaijan visiting Igdir and Kars.

Alibeyoglu, while answering the question on opening of the borders of Armenia-Turkey, clarified his position.

"Armenia had 4,5m population, but now this indicator is 1,5m. Armenians leave their country because of financial difficulties. It is necessary for us not to get economic profit from our relations with Armenia, but to get accession to Caucasus and Central Asia markets. After the implementation of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project, we get the accession. That is we have refused of our positions on opening the borders with Armenia," the head of municipality noted.

"Some speculations about me occur in Azerbaijan. I declare I will not offer peace to Armenians, until occupied Azerbaijani territories liberated. We have appealed to Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev and Kars businessmen and city leadership plans to visit Baku. If our appeal accepted, we will come and prove our devotion," he said, APA correspondent reports.


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