Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr S. Ilhamgizi / Armenia's non-constructive position in peace talks meets the interests of only a particular group in the country according to Araz Azimov, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister; the Azerbaijani President's personal representative was speaking on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on 16 May. Azimov urged Armenian society to think over how its actions affect its own interests. According to the Deputy Foreign Minister, only one particular group of people are satisfied with Armenia's approach to the peace talks but not all of its public is content. Mr. Azimov added that Armenia had not benefited in any way from the war with Azerbaijan and the occupation of Azerbaijani territories.
The peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia should be continued within the framework of the Prague Process, Azimov said. As to the statements on the negotiations made by the US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, Mathew Bryze, Azimov said that the statements reflect the interests of the United States. Mr. Bryze's statements are an attempt on behalf of the Minsk Group to inform the rest of the world of the conflict.
As to the statements by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on secret details of the peace negotiations, Azimov stated they would not negatively affect the settlement of the Karabakh problem. "President Aliyev will, in a principal way and in proper time, clarify his position. From this point his statement will not negatively affect the negotiation process," he noted.