Discussion of the reports of the anti-terrorism committees of the UN Security Council was held on May 10 under the presidency of Azerbaijan.
The latter tried to deny Armenia the opportunity of addressing the meeting participants. At the same time, Azerbaijan realized that Armenia will not leave unanswered the cynical and false statements of Azerbaijan President made at the UN last week. Under the pressure of the member countries of the Security Council, the Azerbaijani chairmanship had to allow Armenian Permanent Representative at the UN, Ambassador Karen Nazaryan to make a speech.
Taking into consideration the cross-border nature of terrorism, the Armenian Ambassador noted that the main obstacle for cooperation in the field was the existence of closed borders in the region and expressed concerns that international organizations point out that the territory of Azerbaijan is used by terrorist and radical religious groups.
The Ambassador also added that those groups are engaged in illegal trafficking of people, weapons and money, and the international community continues to alarm about the insufficient anti-corruption steps taken by Azerbaijan.
Ambassador Nazaryan noted that it has been proven that the Azerbaijani authorities have ties with terrorist groups connected with Al-Qaeda, which tried to fight against Nagorno Karabakh in early 1990s and it's necessary to demonstrate caution not to allow the terrorist groups shatter the fragile situations in the region.
The statement of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's statement of May 4 was circulated in the UN as an official document, RA MFA Press Service reports.