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FM: Result, but not negotiations process is important in talks on Nagorno-Karabakh

Georgia , Tbilisi, June 13 /Trend, N.Kirtskhalia/

Elmar Mammadyarov FM: Result, but not negotiations process is important in talks on Nagorno Karabakh

Elmar Mammadyarov

The main principle of Azerbaijan is to achieve results, but not the negotiations process, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said to a press conference with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze in Tbilisi, touching upon the talks on Nagorno-Karabakh held in Moscow in presence of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“We believe that the current status-quo around the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh does not satisfy anybody, and proceeding from this, we wait for real results,” he said.

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister also said that there is “certain progress” during talks on Nagorno-Karabakh. “There is coordination and rapprochement of positions of the sides, but there are a number of issues on which intensive negotiations should be continued,” said Mammadyarov.
The working meeting of foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov of Azerbaijan, Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Edward Nalbandian of Armenia took place in Moscow on Saturday.

The discussions could bring closer the positions on several key issues of “basic principles of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. The draft of this document will be reviewed at the next trilateral meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia, which is scheduled for the end of June in Kazan.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, France, and the U.S. – are currently holding the peace negotiations.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council’s four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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