ArmInfo. Any negotiations are a step forward, as far as I know, the parties have stated that they have made some progress. On April 16, in a conversation with journalists, in Yerevan, within the framework of a meeting of the PABSEC Cultural, Educational and Social Affairs Committee Meeting, Asaf Hajiyev, the Secretary General of the PABSEC (Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation), member of the Majlis of Azerbaijan stated answering ArmInfo correspondent's question about the meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan .
Hajiyev noted that it is very positive that during the negotiations the parties reached an understanding, in particular, on the issue of enhancing the humanitarian interaction component. "It is also very positive that the parties agreed to organize reciprocal visits at the media level, since the press can understand the atmosphere in the neighboring country and present it correctly," the PABSEC Secretary General noted. At the same time, he again voiced the position of Baku that negotiations can be successful only in the case of .
According to him, "after the de-occupation of the territories, the authorities of Azerbaijan are ready to provide Karabakh with the highest status of autonomy>. Hajiyev also touched upon the statement of Armenian Defense Minister David Tonoyan on the implementation of the principle of "new war-new territories". "A similar militaristic statement by the Armenian defense minister looks ridiculous. The Azerbaijani budget almost 10 times exceeds the Armenian one. The April war showed that the world has changed and Azerbaijan has changed. And if the war is resumed, it will be of a technological nature, and the strongest will win, "stressed Hajiyev. The PABSEC Secretary General also expressed hope that the Armenian Defense Minister "will understand his mistake". Hajiyev wondered. At the remark of ArmInfo's correspondent that Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov makes no less militaristic statements, threatening to reach Yerevan, Hajiyev noted: "When we are threatened, we cannot but respond. From your side follows a statement that does not carry anything except destructive policies, we just answered. Do not justify Tonoyan, it is more correct to say that this was a wrong statement. Apparently in Armenia there are forces that do not want a peaceful settlement of the conflict". He also noted that twice the parties were very close to resolving the conflict. , he concluded.
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