No progress Observed in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Azerbaijani Foreign Minister
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Ismayilova / Elmar Mammadyarov stated on 25 May that as the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister he does not supported the armed resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Commenting on the talks held with the OSCE Minsk Group chairs in Baku on 25 May, Mammadyarov said that the meeting was very important from the aspect of viewpoints of both sides. At the same time he stressed no progress has been observed in the talks, whereas it is necessary to continue the negotiations.
The Azerbaijani diplomat stressed the necessity of discussing major principles and development of an agreement. He added that talks are carried out around the Lachin corridor and repatriation of Azerbaijani refugees, which had been also coordinated during the meeting.
Mammadyarov stated that experts should mull the issue of security for movement of both people and cargo via the Lachin corridor. The diplomat noted that issue concerning the peacekeeping forces to be placed in this area is still questionable.
On 6 June the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will anew visit the region, which will succeed a next meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in St.-Petersburg on 9 June.