Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 7
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar within the framework of the 24th Ministerial Council of the OSCE, the press service of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry reported.
During the meeting, the sides discussed the current state of relations between Azerbaijan and the EU and highlighted the importance of the strategic partnership agreement currently being discussed in the development of bilateral relations.
Mammadyarov briefed Toivo Klaar on the recent meetings with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and Foreign Minister of Armenia on Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Vienna, and stated that the conflict must be resolved in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Helsinki Final Act, on the basis of territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan.
He emphasized that attempts to change the internationally recognized borders of states and acquisition of territory by use of force are unacceptable.
Mammadyarov drew attention to the importance of developing a dialogue between the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in the process of conflict resolution and reiterated Azerbaijan's support for such contacts.