The base of the talks process on Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the consultations between the foreign ministers of the two countries, but not presidents, Tahir Tagizade, the head of the press and information policy department of Azeri Foreign Ministry, told Trend.
He expressed his surprise at the final statement of co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group where it was stated the necessity of meeting of the presidents so that they take the initiatives into their hands. But it is clear that the base of the talks process is the contacts and negotiations between foreign ministers. They should discuss all aspects of issues, work out a base for possible future meetings and discussions of the presidents, Tagizade told.
Besides, he mentioned the equality of the approaches stated in the statement of co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group and official Baku calling for partly settlement of the conflict. The partly solution in the release of Azerbaijans all occupied territories around Nagorno-Karabakh, withdrawal of Armenian armed forces, implementation of mine, returning of internally displaced persons and provision of their security, restoration of communications, etc. Then, after the restoration of the pre-war composition of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan Republic, their security will be ensured. Within democratic and legal process, Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, it is possible to define the legal status of Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Besides, Tagizade expressed his surprise at the final statement of Armenian foreign minister V.Oskanyan. According to the statement, it is clear that Armenian side offers to look for a new base for the discussions, told Tagizade.