Elmar Mammadyarov, Azerbaijan Foreign Minister, informed journalists today that the next meeting between the Azerbaijan and Armenian Foreign Ministers is expected to be held in the beginning of March, 2007, Trend reports.
According to him, he has held negotiations with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen, who put forward their proposals on the date and the place of the meeting to be held.
Commenting the last meeting between the Heads of the Foreign Offices of the two countries held in Moscow, Mr. Mammadyarov said that the parties had great hopes on this meeting, but unfortunately, it did not justified itself. Troubles emerge when the details are discussed, he said.
Touching upon the statement concerning the possible impetus in the negotiations on the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after Armenian holds its parliamentary elections, which was recently made by Matthew Bryza, the OSCE Minsk Co-Chairman, the Azerbaijan Foreign Minister said that he was glad that such a statement had been said by adding that he actually hoped for it.
Touching upon the differences and controversies between the Minsk Group American and Russian Co-Chairmen concerning all key details, the Azerbaijan Minister said that both during the meeting held in Moscow and during the last visit to the region, the OSCE Co-Chairmen, put forward the one position, and only after the next meting between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries, one may speak more concrete concerning this issue.
He said that both Moscow and Washington show their interest in the immediate ending of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They put forward new proposals to achieve a certain progress. They render assistance to approach the positions of the two parties. They realize how immediate peaceful resolution of the conflict is important for the whole region, said Mr. Mammadyarov.