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“Peace treaty was ready just before Armenian leadership stepped back”

Moscow. Farid Akbarov – APA. A peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan was ready just before the Armenian leadership stepped back from signing it, Sergey Markov, political analyst and director of the Russian Institute of Political Studies, told APA’s Moscow correspondent.

Markov noted that it’s not new of Azerbaijan’s president to state the possibility of granting the status of an autonomous republic to Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In fact, Azerbaijan has previously expressed its readiness to grant the autonomy status to Nagorno-Karabakh. In fact, such an initiative from Ilham Aliyev stands to another essential reason,” he said.

According to him, it’s no coincidence that the Azerbaijani president made this statement at the same time with the visit to the region of the OSCEMinsk Group co-chairs and the EU special representative for the South Caucasus. “These issues are interrelated,” he added.

The political analyst stressed that Armenia has suspended its participation in the talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » November 2016


Turkey can play positive role in Karabakh conflict’s resolution

Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14

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Turkey can play a positive role in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, TASS agency reported Oct. 14 citing Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

“The fact that Turkey can play a positive role by ensuring Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement, ensuring normal economic cooperation in the region, is such an important factor that we always consider it,” Lavrov told reporters.

“Our sense is that the progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement will be the key to Armenia-Turkey relations’ normalization,” he added.

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » October 2016


FM: Armenia disrupts all attempts to settle Karabakh issue peacefully

Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 24

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Unresolved armed conflicts, terrorism, violent extremism, aggressive separatism, intolerance and discrimination on ethnic and religious grounds continue to represent the most serious challenges and are among the main obstacles to development, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

He made the remarks at the General Debate of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in New York, US.

The outcome document of the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda stated that there could be no sustainable development without peace and no peace without sustainable development, recalling the rights and obligations of states under international law and reaffirming the need to respect the territorial integrity and political independence of states, said Mammadyarov.

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » September 2016


Germany ready to help solve Karabakh conflict

Germany is ready to contribute to a speedy and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, read the message of German President Joachim Gauck to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in connection with Armenia Independence Day, RIA Novosti reported.

Gauck said that the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is of great importance.

As a country that currently chairs the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Germany wants to help achieve a speedy and peaceful resolution of the conflict, said Gauck. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » September 2016


Cekuta: US position on Karabakh conflict not changed

The US position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has not changed, says the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan Robert Cekuta.

“We support the OSCE Minsk Group’s activity,” he told reporters in Baku Sept. 15.

Cekuta also recalled that last week the US Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick discussed with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the conflict’s resolution.

“We continue thinking that this conflict needs to be resolved, that there has to be a settlement found, that the sides need to come together for stability and wellbeing of everyone in the region,” added Cekuta. “We continue to work with sides.”

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » September 2016


Azerbaijan, UK hold talks on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

By Rashid Shirinov

Azerbaijan and the UK discussed the military cooperation and exchanged views over the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The discussions were held as part of Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov visit to London to meet with his British counterpart Michael Fallon.

The first ever official meeting between the defense ministers was organized on instruction of the Azerbaijani President, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev, the press service of the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said.

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » September 2016


Envoy: Turkey can start dialogue with Moscow to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey, through normalization of relations with Russia, can start a dialogue with Moscow to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Turkish Ambassador to Baku Ismail Alper Coskun made the remark while talking to journalists on August 12. He reminded that Turkey is a member of the OSCE Minsk Group, established to mediate between the parties to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and supports the conflict resolution.

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » August 2016


US Senate Committee recommends financial aid to Nagorno-Karabakh

Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. The US Senate Committee on Appropriations has recommended the allocation of financial assistance to Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, said a message posted on the committee’s website.

In the bill, the Committee recommends assistance for victims of theNagorno-Karabakh conflict in amounts consistent with prior fiscal years, and for ongoing needs related to the conflict.

“The Committee urges a peaceful resolution of the conflict. The Committee recognizes that Nagorno-Karabakh has a per capita landmine accident rate among the highest in the world, and that mine clearance programs have been effective where implemented. The Committee is concerned with territorial restrictions on demining activities in the region and recommends continued funds for, and the geographic expansion of, such programs”, said the bill. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » July 2016


President Aliyev expresses hope for positive dynamics in talks on Karabakh conflict

Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev met July 11 with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Baku.

During the meeting, President Aliyev greeted FM Lavrov in the country. The president reminded about the meetings held throughout the year between Azerbaijan and Russia, noting that this shows how the relations are developing between the two countries.

President Aliyev said Azerbaijan appreciates the efforts made by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and expresses gratitude for those efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » July 2016


Vienna meeting – important step towards Karabakh conflict settlement: Italian senator

The last meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Vienna and the agreement reached by both presidents on the next meeting is an important step towards the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Vannino Chiti, Chairman of the European Union Policies Committee of the Italian Senate, member of Italian delegation to PACE, told senatoripd.it.

A meeting was held in Vienna on May 16 involving President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, French Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Desir, OSCE Minsk group co-chairs, and special representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.

The senator urged Italy, the EU and the international community to support such steps, noting that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved by peaceful means based on the principles of international law.

Chiti spoke about Italy-Azerbaijan relations, stressing that the two countries continue to strengthen interparliamentary cooperation.

It should be emphasized that Azerbaijan – a secular state with largely Muslim population – seeks to establish a strategic partnership with the EU, added the Italian senator.

The delegation led by Italian senator Vannino Chiti paid a visit to Azerbaijan on May 26-28.

SOURCE: http://en.apa.az/xeber_vienna_meeting_important_step_towards_ka_244906.html

Posted by blogger Posted in: Uncategorized No Comments » June 2016


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