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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


EU hopes next presidential meeting to be concrete step in Karabakh conflict’s settlement

The European Union hopes that the next meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents will become a concrete step in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement, Malena Mard, head of the EU delegation to Azerbaijan, told Trend June 6.

“As you know, the OSCE Minsk Group is working on the issue [the conflict’s settlement],” said Mard. “Of course, we support this process and hope that the next meeting, if it takes place in June, can become a concrete step towards the conflict’s settlement.”

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


US co-chair: June meeting of Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents will be important

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs discussed with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov a proposal to establish an OSCE investigative mechanism, as well as elements of a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick told APA on June 1.

 

He said the co-chairs met Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Mammadyarov in Brussels May 31 to follow up on the outcomes of the May 16 summit and prepare for the next meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents.

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


Verbal agreement on ceasefire observed in Karabakh conflict zone

The verbal agreement on a ceasefire was observed along the entire line of contact between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan on the night of May 30-31.

The Azerbaijani side used firearms to shoot several times in some sections of the contact line.

The overall situation on the Nagorno Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line remained relatively calm on the night of May 29-30.

Yet, the Azerbaijani side used various caliber firearms to violate the ceasefire.

 

SOURCE: http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/213503/

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


Turkey deserves more help for refugees: UN chief

As he prepares to leave office, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon granted Anadolu Agency a sit-down interview to discuss topics ranging from Syrian refugees to Cyprus reunification talks.

He began by saying Turkey should receive more help for the assistance it is providing to refugees fleeing the Syrian war. 

“Turkey and the other countries hosting Syrian refugees … have borne a huge amount of the responsibility … and deserve more help from the international community,” according to Ban.

“At this time, we have at least 130 million people who need daily humanitarian assistance, including 60 million refugees and displaced people.

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