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Azerbaijani FM: If Armenia accepts updated Madrid principles, it will open large opportunities for new stages

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 24 May 2010 20:12 (UTC +04:00)
If Armenia accepts updated Madrid principles, it will open large opportunities for new stages, said Azerbaijani foreign minister.
Azerbaijani FM: If Armenia accepts updated Madrid principles, it will open large opportunities for new stages

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 24 /Trend, U.Sadikhova/

If Armenia accepts updated Madrid principles, it will open large opportunities for new stages, said Azerbaijani foreign minister.
"If the co-chairs make Armenia accept updated Madrid principles, it will open large opportunities. We are waiting for a response from the Armenian president and foreign minister, they will not say either "yes" or "no"," Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov briefed the media on May 28.

According to Mammadyarov, he will meet with the OSCE Minsk group co-chairs in early June. "As part of the European trip, I plan to meet with the co-chairs in early June," Mammadyarov said.
Co-chairs continue to work in this regard, the minister 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.

Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.

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