Friday, June 29, 15:59

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov misinforms the
international community again. This time the minister decided to
mislead his Portuguese counterpart Paulo Portas.

TREND reports that during a press conference with his Portuguese
counterpart in Baku, Mammadyarov said that "Armenia speculates the
self-determination principle of the peoples, ignoring the rights
of the Azerbaijanis of Nagorno-Karabakh, who want to live in a part
of Azerbaijan".

"The self-determination principle does not mean seizing the territory
of another country and in particular, Azerbaijan," Mammadyarov said
without explaining how the self-determined people of Nagorno-Karabakh
could seize the territory of another state.

No new proposals have been presented to the parties during the Paris
meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, he said. "We
will continue the negotiation process, but would like to start working
on the final variant of the big peace agreement," Mammadyarov said.

Mammadyarov added that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will arrive in
the region in mid-July to continue the negotiations with the parties
to the conflict.

To recall, the OSCE Minsk Group represented by co-chairs from Russia,
the United States and France has been trying to resolve the Karabakh
conflict since 1992.