Foreign Ministry: Baku ready to negotiate great peace agreement with Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.14 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijan has repeatedly stated that it cannot allow delay of the conflict and will further adhere to this position, spokesman of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Elman Abdullayev said at a briefing on Wednesday, commenting on recent developments around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.
"Baku is ready to negotiate on a great peace agreement with Armenia. The status quo is unacceptable and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs have repeatedly confirmed it," Abdullayev said.
He recalled that Armenia is committed to the principle of delaying the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and does not display political will to resolve it.
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.