Result is more important in Nagorno Karabakh than process
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 13 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
Azerbaijan's primary principle is to achieve results as opposed to being engaged in the negotiation process, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at a press conference with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze in Tbilisi. He touched upon the Nagorno-Karabakh talks held with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.
"We believe that the current status quo around the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh meets no one," he said. "We wait for real results."
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister stressed that there is "some progress" during the talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. "There is coordination and rapprochement of the parties' positions," he said. "The intensive negotiations must be continued on a number of the issues."
The working meeting of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia, Elmar Mammadyarov, Sergei Lavrov and Edward Nalbandian took place in Moscow on Saturday.
It was possible to bring the positions on key issues of basic principles of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement closer.
The draft document will be reviewed at the next tripartite meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia in Kazan in late June.
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 seven 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 four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.