AZERBAIJAN READY FOR BIG PEACE AGREEMENT ON KARABAKH – FM
Oct 15 2014
15 October 2014, 15:25 (GMT+05:00)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.15
By Seba Agayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan would wish that every meeting on the settlement of the
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was effective in order
for this process to move ahead, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar
Mammadyarov said Oct.15.
He made the remarks at a briefing, commenting on the upcoming meeting
of presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia.
He said that Azerbaijan is ready to work on a large peace agreement.
Mammadyarov said that there was a range of proposals for the
establishment of working groups between the structures to resolve
the issues of withdrawal of troops, return of refugees, on transport,
“Azerbaijan is ready to begin such negotiations at the expert level,”
the minister said. “We expect a response from the Armenian side.”
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988
when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied
20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and
seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs
of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently
holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented four U.N. Security Council resolutions
on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.