Effectiveness of subsequent steps following president's next meeting depends on development of Armenia' position: Azerbaijani foreign ministry
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 10 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
Effectiveness of subsequent steps following the next meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents depends on development of Armenia's position, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov said.
He said Azerbaijan expects Armenia to take steps to develop its interests and that of the region.
"These steps include solution of complicated points while coordinating principles proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group," Azerbaijani president's special envoy on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Azimov said.
He said Azerbaijan accepts these principles. But some elements have not been coordinated yet.
"Azerbaijan has not yet witnessed desirable compromise from Armenia," Azimov said.
He said the conflict can be easily solved. To do so, Armenia needs make a turning point.
"The turning point is possible only after Armenia assesses its positions from strategic point of view," Azimov said.
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.