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Statement by President of Azerbaijan H. Aliyev at the EAPC Summit Meeting, Prague, 22 November 2002.
Azerbaijan´s Application for joining NATO
Waging an implacable fight against international terrorism and extremism, Azerbaijan
directs its main efforts towards the goal of liberating of its territories from Armenian
occupation, restoring law and order there. Resolution of Armenian-Azerbaijani
conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh meets the interests of all states of the Euro-Atlantic
partnership. While it is not late, international community must undertake all possible
efforts to achieve peaceful settlement of the conflict on the basis of full restoration of
sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan in accordance with the norms and
principles of international law.
Azerbaijan, considering Partnership with NATO as the basis of future Euro-Atlantic