Azerbaijani FM believes progress can be made by year end

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister believes progress can be made by year end
28.07.2007 12:10

`Opportunities for the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict have
not run out and progress can be made by year-end,’ Azerbaijani Foreign
Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in the interview to local TV channels.

The Minister does not agree with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs who
consider that elections in Azerbaijan and Armenia in 2008 will impede
the process of negotiations.

Expecting good results from the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ meeting in
Moscow on August 2, the Minister said that American Co-Chair Mathew
Bryza will visit Azerbaijan after the meeting to present the Co-Chairs’
`Everyone knows that it is a very delicate issue. I think if there is
political will, progress can be made,’ he said.

Noting that Matthew Bryza’s visit to Baku mainly aims at debating
bilateral relations, Elmar Mammadyarov underlined that the Karabakh
conflict will also be debated during his visit.