"UNIQUE CHANCE TO SETTLE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT"
Indian Muslims, CA
Dec 11 2007
Baku : There is a unique chance to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict, Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov told
journalists Monday during the NATO International School in Azerbaijan
(NISA) winter session "Peace operations in the Euro-Atlantic Area:
Challenges and perspectives."
He said the terms in the document presented by co-chairs are their own
ideas. If anybody says this document answers Azerbaijan’s interests,
it cannot be taken for granted. After the document is reviewed at
the political level, Azerbaijan will reveal its stance.
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs presented their written proposals on
resolution of the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh in
Madrid during the meeting among Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov
of Azerbaijan, Vardan Oskanian of Armenia, American co-chair Matthew
Bryza, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Under Secretary
of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns.
Azimov noted Azerbaijan has always taken a constructive approach
to talks. There are proposals within the Prague process. The
main conception of these proposals is to liberate occupied lands
and bring them under Azerbaijan’s control, return Azerbaijanis
to Nagorno-Karabakh and establish cooperation between the two
communities. It will provide an opportunity to continue the political
process. Deputy Minister said Azerbaijan would not backtrack on
its fair stance. If Armenia plays political games, nothing will