Tokyo supports Nagorno-Karabakh settlement under Azerbaijan's territorial integrity
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend , J.Babayeva/
Tokyo believes the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be solved through a peace way on different channels, including via the OSCE Minsk Group, on the base of principles of Azerbaijan's sovereignty and territorial integrity and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders. Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone expressed official Japan's position at a joint news conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov who is in visit in this country.
Japan again stated its support to efforts on achieving peace and stability in the region, as well as expressed its hope for constructive cooperation with international partners in the Caucasus region which unites Asia and Europe. "The Caucasus has the opportunity to become a peace and prosperity region for all nations," Nakasone said, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry told Trend .
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov expressed Baku's gratitude to Japan for its support to GUAM and active cooperation with the organization. The both parties expressed their confidence that continuation of the GUAM-Japan dialogue will enable to form a transparent base for further cooperation in the fields of mutual interest, including tourism, trade and investment, energy security and environmental protection.
The both countries' ministers stated their confidence that a cultural exchange is important in strengthening of mutual understanding and expanding of cooperation in science, education, culture and health.