Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijan Foreign Minister, stated to a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Political Committee in Baku on December 11, 2006 that it is too premature to speak if Armenia is ready to go forward in the issue on the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Trend reports.
He said that the referendum' in Nagorno-Karabakh demonstrates that Armenia is not ready for talks. Perhaps, the participation in the talks is a step targeting to obtain the support of the West with respect to retain the power, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister said. The fraud with referendum' will have negative outcomes.
Mr. Mammadyarov said that after the resolution of the conflict the roads will be unblocked, stability in the region will be provided and the economy of Armenia will develop. He said that all three countries of the South Caucasus can achieve a lot together.