The next meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia is planned to be held in Moscow, Trend reports quoting the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan. The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for 23 January.
The Chief of the Press & Information Policy Department of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Tahir Tagizade, commented on the recent statement of the Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanyan, that Armenia keeps careful optimism and we consider that if Azerbaijan demonstrates the necessary will and recognizes the self-appointment right of the population of Nagorno-Karabakh, we can reach an agreement on the main principles of the settlement. According to Tagizade, the Armenian side also needs to demonstrate a political will to achieve positive results in the negotiations on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He stressed that the issue of the self-appointment right of the Nagorno-Karabakh population fully corresponds to the principles of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
Tagizade positively assessed Oskanyan's statement that in 2006, intensive negotiations were held to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the positions of the parties over several principal questions that were the topic of serious differences previously.