Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 20 / Trend , E.Rustamov /
Baku asked Yerevan to stop making statements which prevent resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Earlier Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said in an interview that he wants to create a "Great Armenia." Sargsyan stressed that Nagorno-Karabakh will never be returned to Azerbaijan.
"The OSCE Minsk Group must explain to Armenia that if finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict is the only way, then Armenia must accept its position and stop making such statements," Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Khazar Ibrahim told journalists on Feb. 20.
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 7 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 made such statements before. We believe such statements hinder finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict," Ibrahim added.