AZIMOV: WE CONTENT WITH OSCE MG ACTIVITY

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.04.2008 12:17 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Voting against the Azerbaijani resolution "On
the situation in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan," the OSCE
Minsk Group co-chair states broke neutrality, said Araz Azimov, Azeri
Deputy Defense Minister. "Baku's enquiry on replacement of the OSCE
MG co-chairs is an alarm signal."

"The co-chairs should make conclusions. We're content with their
activity. However, their recent moves caused dissatisfaction. The MG
has not exhausted its potential yet, but the intermediaries monopolized
the peaceful talks," he said.

"The proposals submitted by the Minsk Group 4 years ago highlighted
Azerbaijan's territorial integrity.

"If it were not so, Baku would break off talks.

Nagorno Karabakh was supposed to remain a part of Azerbaijan, with
Armenians and Azeris living there," Azimov said.

He said that the Lachin corridor is of great importance both for
Azerbaijan and Armenia. "Official Baku can offer the possibility of
using the Lachin corridor by both sides in case it remains within
Azerbaijan. The Minsk Group is aware if this condition which can be
the topic of further discussion," he concluded, ANS Azeri TV channel
reported.