Actions of Armenian side in negotiations in Chisinau cause disappointment: Azerbaijani FM
Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 October / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva /
We can not talk about constructivism of the last meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Chisinau, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov told Trend on Oct. 16.
According to the minister, the last meeting of Heads of States did not give cause for optimism, because the Armenian side suddenly began to discuss the issues that were agreed two to three years ago.
"We understand that there is a rule that unless everything is agreed, it means nothing was agreed, but it is impossible to move if to go back and start to discuss proposals or ideas that were agreed at least two or three years ago. This is, of course, disappointing," Mammadyarov said.
Presidents of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenia Serzh Sargsyan held met on Oct. 9 in Kishinev. This is was the seventh meeting of Heads of States on the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Mammadyarov believes that such actions by the Armenian side are connected with the latest events in the region - the Turkish-Armenian rapprochement.
"Maybe the Armenian side considers that if the process developed in this regard, it is possible to freeze other issues," said the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan.
According to the minister, the OSCE Minsk Group should come to the region approximately in late October - early November. "They need to interpret what they heard in Chisinau, to think how to support the dynamics that was objectively observed and are the most important, to find all the correct arguments in order to explain to Armenia that they can not open the questions that have already been agreed. Otherwise, it will be an endless process," said Mammadyarov.
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.