Azerbaijani FM: Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents intend to intensively work on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan , Baku, June 25 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva /
The Kazan meeting of the Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenia n presidents was one of the longest in this format. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov made this statement commenting on the Kazan meeting.
" Discussions were held on issues of concern , which are obstacle to make a progress in resolving the conflict. Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach a compromise decision on a number of principal issues, because the Armenian side requires maximum concessions from Azerbaijan , distorting the essence of the negotiation process that began seven years ago , " Mammadyarov said.
He said however the presidents agreed to continue and seek points of convergence of positions.
Answering to a question regarding the Armenian Foreign Ministry's statement , made after the presidents' Kazan meeting, Mammadyarov said that it is again distortion of facts and documents. " For some reason, the Armenian side was silent, when Azerbaijan stated about acceptance of the updated Madrid document, officially submitted by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Athens in 2009, and talks about one of the many versions of a working document , which is based on the updated Madrid document .
I would like to advise the Armenian Foreign Ministry not to be engaged in PR , but work intensively to change the existing negative status quo , to which the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries' presidents call.
Following the presidents ' meeting I got the impression that the presidents intends to work intensively in this direction," Mammadyarov said.