"ARMENIA DEMANDED TWO WEEKS, SEVERAL MONTHS PASSED, BUT NO REACTION YET," SAYS BAKU
"Araz Azimov’s ideas comprehensively clarify certain issues that
are on the negotiation table. The deputy minister raised the issues
negotiated there", said Novruz Mammadov, Chief of International
Relations Department of the Presidential Administration of Azerbaijan,
Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov said Armenia had
demanded time for withdrawal from Lachin and Kelbajar.
Mammadov said these proposals were elaborated by the OSCE Minsk
"From this point of view, indeed Armenia demanded time not only
for withdrawal from these two regions, but for other issues raised
by Araz Azimov. Armenia demanded two weeks, several months passed,
but there is no reaction yet," said Mammadov.
At the same time he said that the co-chairs were working on that and
keeping in touch with the sides.
"May be we will be informed about the positions of the sides soon. The
raised issue is the most correct way for solution to the conflict.
There is no other solution. Armenia must understand it very well. This
is an opportunity for the international community and for the leaders
of the co-chair countries. It needs to pressure on Armenia and to
try to solve the problem."
Asked "can the war be unavoidable by the end of the year," Mammadov
said: "It is difficult to forecast the war, but we are always ready
to liberate our lands by all means."
Mammadov said the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs were working in Vienna
on the issues raised by Araz Azimov. "They have to force Armenia to
accept the project elaborated by them."