From the speech of Great Leader Heydar Aliyev at the meeting in the Royal Institute for International Relations in Great Britain

23 February 1994

If we have to examine the historical facts, then I must remind that the current territory of Armenia was once the lands of Azerbaijan. At one time these territories belonged to Azerbaijan, but in 1918-1920 they were transferred to Armenia. In short, if we look back to history, we will see that Armenia has a lot to return to Azerbaijan. But I have to clarify that we do not lay eyes on the territory of Armenia and its existing borders, we do not have territorial claims. At the same time, we cannot agree on giving even one meter of our own territory.