Armenia wants to continue negotiations with Azerbaijan

Armenia wants to continue negotiations with Azerbaijan

May 18 2004

Yerevan. (Interfax) – Armenia thinks it necessary to continue
Nagorno-Karabakh settlement negotiations with Azerbaijan, its Foreign
Minister Vardan Oskanian told a press conference in Yerevan on Monday.

“We believe in the efficiency of negotiations, including meetings
between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents. We think it is still
possible to find common approaches to the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement,”
the minister said.

“It is not yet clear for Armenia whether Azerbaijani is ready to
provide for the succession of the negotiations and confirm the
commitments approved by the late president Heydar Aliyev,” Oskanian

The Azerbaijani initiative on opening transport routes in exchange
for the return of Azerbaijani lands currently under Karabakh control
is unacceptable for Armenia, the minister said.