Armenia distorts essence of talks on Karabakh conflict – Azerbaijani FM (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 14
Armenia has once again distorted the essence of negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in a way convenient for itself, says Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
"Armenia's attempts to distort the essence of the negotiation process and present it in a one-sided form once again prove that country's non-serious and destructive attitude towards the conflict's settlement," Mammadyarov told AzerTAg news agency Apr. 14.
He said it is illogical to make claims about invalidity of the document, in particular the updated Madrid principles, which were submitted by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to the OSCE secretary general's depository with the consent of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Mammadyarov said international community is aware of Azerbaijan's stance regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's resolution.
He said that under the UN Security Council's resolutions, Armenian armed forces should be unconditionally and completely withdrawn from the occupied Azerbaijani lands and Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and sovereignty should be restored within the internationally recognized borders.
"Azerbaijan has repeatedly expressed readiness to start a political process on a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict based on those principles," he added.
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