ANY AGREEMENT WITH ARMENIA WILL CORRESPOND TO AZERBAIJANI CONSTITUTION, AZERI FM ASSURES
Any agreement with Armenia will correspond to the Azerbaijani Constitution, Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, told journalists, Trend reports. He was commenting on the recent negotiations with co-chairs of Minsk Group in Baku as part of their tour of the conflict region.
The Minister refused to elaborate the essence of the negotiations, only noted that they were based on a principle of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and the Constitution of the country.
The sides and mediators are currently discussing a set of elements of the peaceful agreement, which range from the liberation of 7 occupied regions, repatriation of the internally displaced persons, reconstruction of the communications and territories, a mechanism on placement of peacemaking forces in the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Mammadyarov also informed that said the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers will hold next-in-turn talks under a meeting of the CIS Ministries of Foreign Affairs due in Moscow on 22 August 2005.
He also said that the forthcoming meeting of the Presidents in Kazan would slightly depend on the results of the Moscow talks.
The Azerbaijani Minister find it difficult to answer a question on possible signing of any document during a meeting in Kazan and proposed to wait for the results of the meeting of the OSCE Minks Group co-chairs in Armenia.