Azerbaijani FM deliveres response to Russian President's proposal on Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend /
During his visit to Moscow Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov delivered a response to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal on Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was quoted by "Russia 24" TV channel as saying.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivered Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposals and a message on Nagorno-Karabakh to the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan on July 8.
"Russia helps the countries to look for solutions within the OSCE, the U.S and France," Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Azerbaijani counterpart.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister thinks that not all depends on Azerbaijan in the process of negotiations.
"We have to wait for Armenia's response on the same proposals," Mammadyarov said. "But we think that there is progress in negotiations. We are moving gradually to the point where everyone will understand that the current situation does not meet anyone, including our neighbors."
Mammadyarov said that the stability is important for the region, especially, Azerbaijan and Armenia.
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 four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.