Armenian FM tells Azeri counterpart not to make hasty statements

Armenian foreign minister tells Azeri counterpart not to make hasty

Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan
14 Apr 04

[Presenter] The Armenian foreign minister [Vardan Oskanyan] will meet
his newly-appointed Azerbaijani colleague [Elmar Mammadyarov] in
Prague in a few days time. The meeting between Vardan Oskanyan and
Elmar Mammadyarov will take place on 16 April in keeping with the OSCE
Minsk Group cochairmen’s agreement. Vardan Oskanyan announced that it
is wrong to make statements now which is something that his
Azerbaijani colleague has been doing.

[Vardan Oskanyan, captioned] It hurts that the Azerbaijani foreign
minister keeps talking about Azerbaijan’s position ahead of a meeting
in Prague. This kind of tactics was tried by others before. It is
useless. It will only complicate Azerbaijan’s position.

They should understand that current international tendencies differ
from the positions declared by Azerbaijan. This will only complicate
things and create serious political problems. Statements should only
be made after the meeting.

I do not think that the Azerbaijani side should have done that.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS