Final Meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenian Foreign Ministers was a Step Back Azeri Deputy FM

Politics Materials 12 February 2007 17:55 (UTC +04:00)
Final Meeting of Azerbaijan and Armenian Foreign Ministers was a Step Back  Azeri Deputy FM

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and special representative of the Azerbaijan President for Nagorno-Karabakh, Araz Azimov, said in his interview with BBC that the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Moscow was a step back, Trend reports.

He said that due to the severe position of the Armenian Foreign Minister, Vardan Oskanyan, it is impossible to forecast the future process of the negotiations. During the negotiations that we have been conducting for already two years, Oskanyan expressed his position in several questions that takes us back. We ignored these statements. They include returning of the Azerbaijanis to Nagorno-Karabakh and use of the roads passing through Lachin district. I want to say to the Armenian side that if the negotiations do not continue as being over the recent two years, probably there will be no need to continue them and await any results. If Armenia wants to obtain results in appointing the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, it should understand that the absence of the most part of the population of this region makes it impossible to appoint the status, Azimov said.

The Deputy Minister said that two communities had lived in the region. After the Azerbaijani community was expelled from these territories it was impossible to appoint the future destiny of Nagorno-Karabakh.

According to the position of Armenia in the question of Lachin, Azimov said that categorically Armenia does not want to use this way together with Azerbaijan.

He said that presently the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group prepare the next meeting of the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan and Armenia.