РђRAZ AZIMOV: TODAY THE CHANCES FOR NAGORNO-KARABAKGH CONFLICT SETTLEMENT HIGH AS NEVER BEFORE
The chances for the Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict settlement are today high as never before and I call on the Armenian side to take advantage of these chances, the deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov stated on 18 July at the briefing on the results of the OSCE Minsk group co-chairmenвЂ™s visit, Trend reports.
Azimov underlined that the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict is beneficial for both sides, having noted that it is beneficial, in the first line, for Armenia itself. В"We hope the Armenian side will display at last constrictiveness, Azimov underscored, having noted that the next round of talks will be held on 23 July in Moscow at the level of the Foreign Ministries heads.
В"On the results of the future meeting the Ministers will prepare their proposals to be discussed on 26 August in Kazan by Presidents of Azerbaijan and ArmeniaвЂќ,
Touching upon the results of the OSCE Minsk group co-chairsвЂ™ visit to Baku deputy Foreign Minister noted, that statements on the achievement of any accords are premature.
В"Some sources actively fuel the issue on new elements, discussed during the talk process. Sometimes there are also wrong interpretation of facts. It is nothing more than the attempts of falsifications. Azimov noted, having stressed, that the sources of these statements try to pursue the only goal вЂ"to use the situation in their own purposes.
To the opinion of Araz Azimov, Azerbaijan was and remains the supporter of the conflict solution in the framework of the countryвЂ™s territorial integrity, with the consideration of the Constitution of Azerbaijan and the international legal norms.
The statements on the referendum on the Nagorno Karabakh status Azimov commented on the following way: В"The Armenian and the Azerbaijani communities of Karabakh will co-exist together. The status will not be decided by the majority. Referendum, which will take into account the opinion of only one side is unacceptableвЂќ.
According to him, this issue is not under the discussion at this stage of the peace talks, as for holding any voting liberation of occupied territories of Azerbaijan, ensuring returning of refugees and establishing the atmosphere of mutual tolerance are needed.