Official Baku Hopes New Armenian Foreign Minister Will Take Constructive Position towards Settling Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 April / Trend corr K. Ramazanova/ The official Baku hopes that new Armenian Foreign Minister will take a constructive position towards settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Khazar Ibrahim said on 14 April.
"I hope that new Armenian Foreign Minister will take a constructive position towards settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and this position will be based on the international law," he said.
Former Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan, who has held the position for last 10 years, will not hold the position in the new Armenian Government.
According to Ibrahim, it is Armenia's non-constructive position which impedes settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
" Armenia should understand that it will lose if it does not change its position," he said.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
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