OSCE MG SHOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS AND SHOULDN’T HOLD NEUTRAL POSITION – DEP. CHIEF OF AZERI PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE
TREND Information, Azerbaijan
Sept 30 2006
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will visit the region at the
beginning of October, the Head of the Foreign Relations Department
of Azerbaijani President’s Executive Apparat Novruz Mammadov briefed
journalists on September 29, Trend reports.
According to Mammadov, at present situation the co-chairs have
something to discuss with the President of Azerbaijan.
"The necessity in this respect emerged after the conducting of the
peaceful negotiations, particularly the situation changed after the
consideration of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the U.N. Assembly
General. It caused dissatisfaction of Armenian side and supporters
of Armenia. In relation with this, the representatives of Armenian
government made senseless statements that as though these initiatives
may negatively affect the situation with the settlement of the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Mammmadov stressed.
According to Mammadov, the world public should again familiarize with
the facts of Armenian aggression. "All these create a necessity for
the next meeting of OSCE Minsk Group with the President of Azerbaijan,"
Commenting on the recent statement of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office
Karel De Gucht that the hopes of seeing decisive progress in
Nagorno-Karabakh have been dashed, Mammadov stressed that the OSCE
Minsk Group should take serious concrete steps and shouldn’t hold a
neutral position. "They should clarify the aggression and use legal
norms, particularly the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council,"
Replying the questions presented by the journalists, Mammadov said
that the co-chair-countries, including our neighboring country, have
their certain interests in the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh, and
it is not accurate. "The situation is clear for us. We consider that
the conflict is in need of discussions within the UNO and the world
public should again familiarize with the situation. We well understand
the position of all sides in the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict," Mammadov concluded.