Baku-Yerevan-Moscow Video Conference Held
Azerbaijan, Baku, 11 June / Trend corr. M.Aliyev / The politicians from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia discussed the first meeting of Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, the President Azerbaijan and Armenia respectively, within the framework of the non-official summit of CIS countries in St.Petersburg on 6 June.
The participants of Baku-Yerevan-Moscow video conference-the political scientists Alexander Iskenderyan, Shavarsh Kocharyan, Asim Mollazade, Fikrat Sadikhov and historian Eldar Ismayilov, came to a common opinion that the meeting between both countries Presidents' cannot settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, when the two nations are bellicose to each other.
Asim Mollazade, Chairman of the Democratic Reforms party of Azerbaijan, stated that the Azerbaijani and Armenian representatives of different professional groups met earlier but could not reach to a common solution.
Iskandariyan believes that no promotion will be reached in this issue until the Azerbaijani and Armenian population will not demand a peaceful solution of the conflict.
"No concrete temporary framework can be devised to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This issue can become strained under the foreign pressure at any time," Sadikhov said.
Sadikhov said that the Armenian population has got tired of the current situation with Nagorno-Karabakh. "This was clearly shown during March developments and crisis in Armenia," Sadikhov said.
"If both sides will not reach to any compromise then the solution of this conflict may delay," Iskandariyan 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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