ALIYEV: AZERBAIJAN SUPPORTS PALESTINE'S INDEPENDENCE

PanARMENIAN.Net
June 29, 2011 - 15:54 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Azerbaijan supports the independence of the State
of Palestine, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev stated.

As he stressed upon completion of talks with the President of the
State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, "we believe that an independent,
sovereign State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital,
will be soon created. We defend this position now and we will further
support it at all international organizations. This, on the one hand,
is our fraternal duty. On the other hand, this position was established
on the basis of the international law."

"You and we have common problems," President Abbas stated, in turn,
noting that "Azeri lands are also occupied."

President Abbas commented on Kazan meeting, "We observed the position
of Russia, France and the U.S. in addressing this problem," he said.

"This is evidence to the world's interest towards the issue. But,
we say that it is better to solve these problems today than tomorrow.

Because, no one can guarantee that they will be resolved tomorrow. We
hope that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be settled. We do not
require anything extra of the international law. We have common
problems. We want them to be settled. We hope that peace established
on these lands for the people of the world to live in peace and
tranquillity," Trend News quoted President Abbas as saying.