Elmar Mamedyarov: Baku ready to accept part of new ideas suggested by

26.05.2006 12:10

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov declared after the
visit of the delegation of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to the region
that `we cannot speak about new suggestions.'

`The question refers to new ideas, some of which can be accepted by
Azerbaijan, some not. However, diplomacy envisages concessions, and we
shall wait for the results of Yerevan talks,' Mamedyarov declared on
May 25. He noted that ` Nagorno-Karabakh comprises part of Azerbaijan
and any way of settlement should come from constitutional provisions
of the country.'

He did no rule out, however, that Nagorno-Karabakh may have a
Constitution. `The Autonomic Republic of Nakhijevan, Tatarstan and
Bahkortostan also have their Constitutions. It's an accepted
practice,' Elmar Mamedyarov said.

`We realize that the status of Nagorno-Karabakh should be determined
sooner or later. But it's not Armenians that should do this. First,
Azerbaijanis should return to their homes, then the question will be
included in the agenda,' Azeri Foreign Minister said.