7:59 pm - Friday October 19, 2018

Baku welcomes dialogue between Karabakh’s Azerbaijani, Armenian communities

A senior Azerbaijani MP has proposed holding a meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh in Moscow.

Bahar Muradova told journalists that meetings between the communities would help the negotiating process to find a solution to the conflict over the region, Gun.Az reports.

“As the Azerbaijani side, we raised the initiative of this meeting. I think that people living in Nagorno-Karabakh should meet and overcome the lack of trust and confidence in each other. They should share their thoughts on how to coexist and govern the region in future. I think this would have a positive effect on the negotiating process.”

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh, Bayram Safarov, said that the community intended to continue meetings, APA reported.

“We want the communities to meet regularly”, he said and added that relationships and dialogue between the communities would contribute to the settlement of the conflict.

Safarov said that the next meeting had not been scheduled.

Farhad Badalbayli, a member of the Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh and rector of Baku Music Academy, said that the community would like another visit by intelligentsia to Karabakh but that a date was not yet on the agenda.

“But we are working on a visit,” Badalbayli said.

He said that the Armenian community of Nagorno Karabakh was avoiding a meeting with the Azerbaijani community: “Maybe their government doesn’t allow it. We are continuing our attempts to bring about negotiations.”

Representatives of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh failed to attended a forum for dialogue with the Azerbaijani community, held in Berlin at the end of November.

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