From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the international conference “New vision for South Caucasus: Post-conflict development and cooperation” held at ADA University

13 July 2021

… Zangezur is an ancient Azerbaijani land, this is truth. Zangezur was given to Armenia in 1920. Azerbaijanis lived around Lake Goycha, which Armenians call Sevan today. The issue is the same with Iravan. They destroyed the historical part of Iravan. Azerbaijanis lived there, including my ancestors. So, this is the fact, but it does not mean that we have territorial claims.