AZERBAIJAN’S PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION: "THE MINSK GROUP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTRACTING THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS ON THE KARABAKH CONFLICT"
July 21 2008
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are responsible for protracting the
negotiation process on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, said
chief of department of external ties of the Azerbaijan’s presidential
administration Novruz Mamedov, reports Interfax-Azerbaijan.
"It turns out that the role of the co-chairs in the talks is to
protract this process, which is incorrect. I think that during the
next meeting the mediators should think of their responsibility for
the talks protraction".
He said "if the co-chairs have no definite position, if they do not
treat the conflict solution, based on the norms of international law,
they should show it in open.
The representative of the presidential administration noted that
the new Armenian leadership conducts an incorrect political course,
which may cause many new problems to Yerevan.
"The conflict resolution is hanging like the sword of Damocles over
the heads of the Armenian leadership and Armenia. And to espace
from its hit, they should settle the conflict peacefully by taking
a constructive position.
Basing on positions of various international organizations, Armenia
should agree on the resolution of the problem in the framework of the
territorial integrity of Azerbaijan", said the chief of department,
noting that there is no other way out, "the rest will lead Armenia
to greater catastrophes"
Mamedov stated that Armenia will not do anything to stabilize the
situation in the region and if the hostilities have not yet been
initiated between the parties, it is only Baku’s contribution.