ArmInfo.Negotiations on the coordination of the final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit of the EU are continuing, and it is premature to make any statements. On November 17, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian stated at a joint news conference with Brazilian Foreign Minister Aloisio Nunes Ferreira.
"You know, we should not talk about the differences between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the issue, but we know about the different approaches of Azerbaijan and the EU, Azerbaijan and the international community. The EU's position on the Karabakh conflict settlement has always been unchanged and aimed at promoting the approaches and efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group's mediating countries. This is a deliberate and sufficiently informed approach, so as not to harm, but to facilitate the settlement of the issue.
To promote the mediators' approaches and exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict .This EU position has not changed .As for the final declaration, the negotiations continue. they are not finished, it is premature to talk about anything, there are still several days, "Nalbandian concluded. As it became known earlier, the final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit, which will be held on November 24 in Brussels, again found itself at a deadlock because of the Karabakh problem. It became known that until now official Yerevan and Baku did not agree on language related to the conflict, while the rest of the text of the document is fully coordinated. On November 16, the ambassadors of all 28 EU member states agreed the entire declaration, except for one paragraph that deals with regional conflicts. The EU member states have missed this part, as Armenia and Azerbaijan want to include in the text the language relating to Nagorno-Karabakh, which clearly contradict each other. In fact, the declaration is ready, and only Armenia and Azerbaijan are still fighting for wording concerning Karabakh.
It should be noted that two years ago, again due to disagreements over the Karabakh issue, the adoption of the declaration of the Riga Summit of the EaP was in jeopardy. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, unable to promote the preferred language for Baku, refused to participate in the summit, and the Foreign Minister of this country Elmar Mammadyarov for several hours did not sign the declaration and even left the meeting room, leaving the EU leaders in uncertainty.