NOVRUZ MAMEDOV: "THE MEETING OF THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN IN MOSCOW AIMS TO DEFINE POSITIONS OF THE PARTIES"
Aug 1 2008
The meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be
held in Moscow Friday aims to define the positions of the parties in
the negotiation process, said chief of department of international
affairs of the presidential administration of Azerbaijan Novruz
Mamedov, adding that it is early to assess the meeting, according
"After the meeting Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov will report to
President Ilham Aliyev about results of talks in Moscow. It will be
possible to comment on it only after the report", said Novruz Mamedov.
Commenting on the statement of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandyan that Armenian side is satisfied with Madrid proposals of the
co-chairs, Novruz Mamedov noted that there was no definite document
at the meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs with the Foreign
Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the capital of Azerbaijan.
"Presently, the negotiation table has no written proposals on this
meeting. But the Armenian side tries to comment on the result of this
meeting for their own interests", said Mamedov.
The chief of department of presidential administration noted that
official Baku holds talks in defining status of Nagorno Karabakh in
framework of territorial of Azerbaijan and does not intend to give
up this position.
"Therefore, all statements of the new Armenian Minister are only a part
of a propaganda, oriented for its population", said the representative
of the presidential administration.
It should be noted that today the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan
and Armenian will meet with participation of OSCE Minsk Group,
The previous meeting of the two ministers was held on June 6 during
an informal summit of the CIS member-states in Saint-Petersburg.