The Foreign Minister of Finland Erkki Tuomioya hopes for the peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Tuomioya himself briefed journalists of October 3 in Baku, Trend reports.
The Minister positively assessed the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group, of which co-chairs demonstrate intensive activities in the regulation process of the conflict over the recent period. He stressed that he fully believed it during the recent meeting with the co-chairs held in Helsinki.
The Finland Foreign Minister considers that the action plan regarding individual co-operation of the European Union with Azerbaijan is not a tool to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh problem. He considers that the conflict may be settled only within the format of the Minsk Group.
In his turn, the EU Commissioner Benito-Ferrero Valdner who is in Baku on a visit supported his earlier position that increasing the military expenditures of Azerbaijan may cause the raise of the tension in the region. EU urges its decrease.