BAKU: Azerbaijan on Thursday said that it is closely monitoring the arms purchases and sales between Armenia and India.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, in a press conference, stated that India’s official stance is that arms sales to Armenia are not connected to Azerbaijan’s friendly relations with Turkey and Pakistan.
He said that India needs to consider the historical context and not view this as a purely commercial venture. There was a factor of occupation [of Azerbaijani lands] here for a long time, and the war is now over.
Bayramov underscored the pivotal moment of post-war peace and the responsibility to avoid arms deals that might empower revanchist forces in Armenia.
Bayramov concluded by urging entities seeking a broader presence in the region to recognize these realities and foster positive agendas.