BAKU: Meeting at the foreign ministry

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
July 30 2004

[July 30, 2004, 22:48:41]

Head of the OSCE mission to Slovenia Yanez Lenartziz on 30 July met
the foreign minister of Azerbaijan Republic Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov,
AzerTAj correspondent reported.

Reminding that Slovenia will preside at OSCE in 2005, noted that
Azerbaijan’s position is very important for him. The guest also took
interest in contacts of the Ministry with the OSCE Baku Office.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov spoke of the links between Azerbaijan and
OSCE, updated on the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group in settlement
of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict. Expressing with
deep regret that the Minsk Group’s activity has not yielded any
conclusion the Minister stated that he hopes for Slovenia’s efforts
in this direction as future OSCE chair. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov
reminded the UN Security Council’s four Resolutions on the question
and principles of the Lisbon Summit, underlining that the aggressive
and ethnic cleaning policy of Armenia should not be justified.

As far as the links with the OSCE Baku Office, the Minister said that
they are acting jointly in this direction. He also expressed
confidence that the OSCE and world community would protest against
the so-called `elections to the municipalities in the Nagorny
Karabakh region’ on 8 August.

Noting that he attaches great significance to the links between
Azerbaijan and his country, Mr. Yanez Lenatrziz said that he would
not spare his efforts for fair settlement of the Nagorny Karabakh

The sides discussed a number of other issues of mutual interest.

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