AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Dec 1 2006


FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS WITH CHAIRPERSON OF PACE SUB-COMMITTEE
[December 01, 2006, 11:43:07]

Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with

Lord Russell Johnston, the Chairperson of the sub-committee on
Nagorno-Karabakh of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of
Europe.

Speaking of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh,
Elmar Mammadyarov stressed the dispute should be solved only in
accordance with international norms and the principle of territorial
integrity of Azerbaijan.

The Minister said Armenia is spreading false information about his
country, adding this affects peaceful talks negatively.

Mr. Mammadyarov said Armenia's plans to hold a constitutional
referendum in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, which he described as an
integral part of Azerbaijan, are aimed at damaging the peace process.


The minister said he believes the international community will
respond adequately to this `unconstitutional move'.

Both Elmar Mammadyarov and Lord Russell Johnston welcomed the
declaration of the Riga Summit of NATO supporting territorial
integrity and sovereignty of the South Caucasus nations and Moldova.