The majority of last loud statements on Nagorno-Karabakh do not reflect the reality, Novruz Mammadov, the head of the Foreign Relationships Department of the Presidents Apparat, told Trend in an exclusive interview.
Speaking on the last statements by the US Ambassador Matthew Bryza, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, Mammadov said that he is the newly appointed diplomat who held a very important in the parliament and very closely familiar with the region. Appointing him as the co-chair the United States wish to be more active and do much in the negotiation process.
At the same time Bryza wants to state that he is well familiar with the negotiation process and wants its progress. Therefore, he submitted different ideas for discussion, which do not reflect either Azerbaijan, or Armenia. They might be Bryzas private position and even the stance by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. Therefore, there is necessity to comment on them, Mammadov underscored. The negotiations are held behind the closed doors, he reminded.
The senior ranking official assured that the President of Foreign Minister of Armenia today are very much imposed to pressures by public and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, as well as position and rating of Azerbaijan worldwide. Therefore, they are very upset today and reached the deadlock, Mammadov emphasized. The conflict should be resolved, the occupied lands must be liberated, territorial integrity of Azerbaijan should be restored, as the United States and all countries urge.
Now the key task of Baku is not to respond speculative statements by the Armenian leadership, but continue peaceable negations this year. The Armenians fear that unless they come to an agreement with Azerbaijan, the developments in other way will result their catastrophe.