AZERBAIJANI FOREIGN MINISTER: "ARMENIA IMPEDES THE PROCESS"

APA
May 14 2010
Azerbaijan

Baku. Viktoriya Dementyeva-APA. "I appreciate the position of Armenians
negatively. Because they are impeding the negotiations process",
said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, APA reports.

The minister said that document was prepared by three co-chair
countries and that the sides had already been offered: "Within last
two years there are being conducted very deep, wide negotiations. The
Co-Chairs visit the region every year. There were held 9 meetings of
presidents. Azerbaijan accepts this document principally. We are ready
to prepare wide peace agreement on the basis of this document. But,
up to now, Armenia hasn't answered exactly. That is why, unfortunately,
the work is impeding. And it is a very negative case".

The minister noted that he would meet with OSCE Minsk Group
Co-Chairs within the framework of the event held on the occasion of
20th anniversary of the Venice Commission on June 5: "The Co-Chairs
conducted negotiations with Edward Nalbandyan in Brussels. They will
inform me about Armenian position".