ArmInfo. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov expressed disappointment at the last meeting with his Armenian counterpart Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in New York.
So, in the Izvestia newspaper, to the question whether there is any benefit from meetings at the level of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, which have already taken place this year 7, and can we say that there have been some progress in resolving the conflict, Mamedyarov, in particular, he said: "While we are only waiting for the results. The last time we met in the United States a month ago.
I have already said that, unfortunately, we should not talk about negotiations, but about a meeting. Although the last such meeting with my Armenian counterpart was in New York with the participation of the Minsk Group, to be honest, I am a little disappointed with it. If we want to move forward and really want a political solution to this dispute, then, of course, we need to start what is called my favorite word "substantive negotiations" - so that there is some substance, on the basis of which the conversation goes. Yes, we were negotiating, but the Minsk co-chairs at one point said: but, you see, military operations on the line of contact ... But, for the sake of objectivity, over the past years - by the way, how much already? "they started in Prague, then it resulted in a Madrid document - throughout all times the contact line has been quite hot," the Azerbaijani minister said, adding that they could still solve problems, move forward and conduct fairly serious, article-by-article negotiations how to solve current issues - first of all, to arrange for the military to return back to their barracks, and the people expelled from their places of permanent residence to return home.
According to him, only after that all other issues could be resolved. Mammadyarov also stated that everything that was laid down in the Madrid document in 2008, then in its revised version for 2010, then in the Kazan document - all this is being processed, processed, but in principle it remains the basis for negotiations. "And we always tell our co-chairs: we will not go anywhere, we must sit and substantively negotiate with Yerevan on a document that is on the table today," the Azerbaijani chief diplomat concluded.