BAKU: Azeri foreign minister,French and German diplomats discuss Kar

Azeri foreign minister, French and German diplomats discuss Karabakh

Trend news agency
10 Nov 04

Baku, 10 November: “Azerbaijan’s efforts to resolve the Nagornyy
Karabakh conflict are in no way directed at replacing the OSCE Minsk
Group with another organization,” Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar
Mammadyarov has told a meeting with the political directors of the
foreign ministries of France and Germany, Stanislas Lefebvre de
Laboulaye and Michael Scheffer.

Mammadyarov expressed confidence that the inclusion of the item “On
the situation in the occupied territories” in the agenda of the UN
General Assembly will call the attention of the world community to
Armenia’s settling ethnic Armenian population in the occupied lands
of Azerbaijan. He said that Azerbaijan’s efforts in this issue aim
to support the Minsk Group in the settlement of the conflict.

The minister also noted that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to
developing cooperation with international organizations and that the
country’s joining the EU’s New Neighbourhood Policy programme is a
particular example of this.

Underlining the important role Azerbaijan is playing in preserving
stability in the region, the German and French diplomats stressed the
country’s great potential which will allow it to play a leading role
at international organizations.

The parties also discussed the situation in the region and the world,
the Caspian status and Azerbaijan’s role in fighting international