Azeri president regards Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as his country's major problem

Politics Materials 27 April 2006 11:38 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev regards the conflict with Armenia on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as his countrys major problem. He made a statement while addressing to the foreign Relations Council which commenced his first official visit to the United States, Trend reports.

The President voiced his hope that the current talks on Nagorno-Karabakh will create necessary conditions for just and durable peace, based on the principles of the international law. "We hope that the United States as super power and OSCE Minsk Group co-chair will contribute in the resolution of the conflict, Aliyev underlined.

Baku is sure that such way of settlement can be peaceable and only the international rule of law can be a base for talks. The territorial integrity of Azerbaijan is recognized by UN and all world countries, except Armenia, he stated.

Russian Ambassador Steven Mann, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, who was present in the gathering, told ITAR-TASS that he was gong to visit Moscow next week for next round of consultations which his counterparts. He is in optimistic mood, noting his feeling for efficient base for compromise. The US Ambassador particularly noted as important principle the refusal from the attempts of complete resolution of the exiting problems. He clarified that the current approach was contradictory: movement forward step by step and leaving some difficult issues for future, ITAR-TASS reports.