Armenian president does not demonstrate constructive position at meeting
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 24 / Trend M. Aliyev /
A position, which in some form would bring nearer to the peace or would be in a constructive way, was not observed at a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, MP Azay Guliyev said at a meeting held in the Azerbaijani Parliament today following the visit to Armenia.
During the meeting between the "Euronest" PA delegation and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Lithuanian MP raised the issue how the rights of people who were expelled from Azerbaijani territories will be protected, Guliyev said. President Sargsyan did not answer this question.
"We stressed in Yerevan that the Azerbaijan gives a full guarantee of Armenians' and Azerbaijanis' safe living in Nagorno-Karabakh. The question was raised whether the Armenian President can define any framework for the conflict settlement. Unfortunately, he did not answer this question."
Azerbaijani parliamentarians at a meeting with Armenian President also raised the question of creating conditions for a dialogue with the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Azerbaijani delegation refused from visiting a monument dedicated to the fictitious "Armenian genocide", which was scheduled on the protocol, Guliyev said.
"The remark were made that we are engaged in propaganda," Guliyev said.
Azerbaijani MPs Rovshan Rzayev, Faraj Guliyev and Azay Guliyev took part in the meeting of the "Euronest" PA social committee, held in Armenia on Feb. 21-23.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 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.