BAKU: FM met ambassadors of EU & OIC member countries in BAKU

AzerTag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Oct 22 2004

[October 22, 2004, 10:47:13]

Foreign minister of the Azerbaijan Republic Elmar Mammadyarov has met
the EU member-countries’ ambassadors in Baku – Italy, Greece,
Romania, Great Britain, Norway, Germany, Poland, France and OIC
member-countries – Turkey, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Libya,
Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in Baku, 21 October, AzerTAj said.

Minister Elmar Mammadyarov updated the ambassadors on the illegal
actions of the Armenians in the occupied Nagorny Karabakh region and
adjacent territories of the Azerbaijan Republic. Expressing concern
with latest developments in the occupied territories, in particular,
with the facts of artificial resettlement by Armenia of these areas,
has reminded that these illegal actions of the Armenian side have
been many times stated at high level, as well as in the statement of
President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev at the 59th session
of General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Noting that these steps of Armenia have negative influence on peace
settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny Karabakh conflict, the
foreign minister said that the Republic of Azerbaijan had requested
to include the item, `On situation in the occupied territories of the
Azerbaijan Republic’, in the agenda of the 59th session of UN General

Foreign minister of Azerbaijan stated that Turkey and the OIC
member-countries already had supported the idea and he expressed hope
that the countries that the ambassadors represent in the meeting,
would also back it, to stop illegal inhabiting of the Azerbaijan
territories by Armenia and including the said item in the agenda of
session of the General Assembly. The Minister also stated that he
adheres peaceful settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorny
Karabakh conflict in the frame of international law and by the OSCE
Minsk Group, underlining, this meeting was organized to prevent
illegal commitments of Armenia to impede settlement of the problem.

Noting that Azerbaijan respects international legal norms, Mr. Elmar
Mammadyarov expressed confidence that the world community and UN
member-countries would also demonstrate respect and honor for the
international legal principles and back Azerbaijan in prevention of
inhabiting by Armenia the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.