The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister announced that on 30 November, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, received the chairman of the PACE Ad Hoc Committee on Nagorno-Karabakh, Lord Russel-Johnston,Trend reports.
Discussing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Minister stated that the conflict can be resolved within the framework of the territorial integrity and the Constitution of Azerbaijan using the adopted international standards and principles. He noted that in many countries Armenian lobbyists have sprayed graffiti insults about Azerbaijan, which has a negative impact on the negotiation process. The Minister stressed that the referendum on the Constitution to be held in Nagorno-Karabakh is aimed at damaging the negotiation process. He also voiced his hope that the international community would respond to such steps in a politically correct manner.
The parties have positively anticipated a resolution adopted at the NATO Summit in Riga which offers support to the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of South Caucasus countries and Moldova.