BAKU: FM: The start of the withdrawal of the Armenian troops…

APA, Azerbaijan
Dec 8 2012

Elmar Mammadyarov: `The start of the withdrawal of the Armenian troops
from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan will open tremendous
opportunities for the settlement of the conflict’

[ 08 December 2012 21:48 ]
Azerbaijani FM receives French delegation led by Director of the
Continental Europe Department at the French Foreign Ministry

Baku-APA. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received
French delegation led by Director of the Continental Europe Department
at the French Foreign Ministry Eric Fournier, APA reports quoting the
press service of the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.

Elmar Mammadyarov shared impressions about the 19th OSCE Ministerial
Council held in Dublin on December 5-7.

The Minister noted that the further development of cooperation with
the EU is important for Azerbaijan.

The prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and NATO were
discussed at the meeting.

Minister informed the French Ambassador about the regional projects.
He noted that these projects are important for the region and Europe.

Concerning security, Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan’s national
interests are the priority in Azerbaijan’s foreign policy and all the
forces have been mobilized to strengthen the independence.

Speaking about Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno Karabakh,
the minister said that Armenian armed forces are still in the occupied
Azerbaijani lands and it is the main obstacle to resolving the
conflict.

“The start of the withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied
territories of Azerbaijan will open tremendous opportunities for the
settlement of the conflict”, – he said.

The sides noted the need to organize the meetings of Armenian and
Azerbaijani communities of Nagorno-Karabakh for the settlement of
Karabakh problem.

Views were exchanged on other regional issues.

From: Baghdasarian

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