BAKU: UN RESOLUTION DETERMINES PARAMETERS FOR FURTHER TALKS ON KARABAKH
19.03.2008 18:51 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "We have numerously stated that the Nagorno Karabakh
conflict can be settled in the framework of Azerbaijan’s territorial
integrity. It means withdrawal of Armenia’s occupying forces from
all territories, including Nagorno Karabakh," said Khazar Ibrahim,
head of the Azeri MFA press office.
He said status of Nagorno Karabakh can be determined only after
withdrawal of Armenian troops.
It’s incomprehensible and erroneous that the OSCE Minsk Group opposed
a resolution calling for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. The
resolution reflects part of the proposals submitted by the MG in
Madrid. If the UN adopts a resolution, it should be observed by all,
including the OSCE MG and Armenia," Khazar Ibrahim said, adding,
"The OSCE MG co-chairs should understand that such moves undermine
their activities," Day.az reports.
Two days ago, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said Armenia
is ready for a presidential meeting during NATO summit in Bucharest
on April 3-4.
"Serzh Sargsyan has agreed to meet. The matter depends on the Azeri
President. At that, the agenda will include the resolution on Karabakh
adopted by the UN General Assembly on March 14," he said.
"If Azerbaijan keeps on putting forth the principles of the resolution,
Serzh Sargsyan should announce senselessness of further talks. In
this case, Armenia will have to reconsider its approaches and focus
on ensuring NKR’s security. If Baku agrees to continue talks on
the basis of the OSCE MG proposals, we are ready to negotiate,"
the Minister said.