Azerbaijan: Military agreement must not affect Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 24 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Azerbaijan hopes that the recently renewed leasing agreement between Russia and Armenia on the Gumri military base will not negatively impact the resolution of the Karabakh conflict.
"Official Russian circles argue that the treaty signed in Armenia will not adversely affect the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP) Deputy Chairman, Executive Secretary Ali Ahmedov told journalists today.
Russia and Armenia recently signed a protocol amending a 1995 bilateral agreement on the Russian military base in Gumri, extending the lease by 24 years, RIA Novosti reported. The document was undersigned by the Armenian and Russian defense ministers.
The Azerbaijani government hopes to discuss the agreement with President Dmitry Medvedev during his upcoming visit to the country in September, Ahmedov said.