ArmInfo.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia reacted to the statement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, that "Yerevan's preconditions on the issue of beginning the delimitation of the border are unacceptable for Baku."
Thus, press secretary of the Armenian Foreign Ministry Vahan Hunanyan, answering the relevant question, stressed:
"I think there is some misunderstanding on the issue. The Armenian side has no preconditions for delimitation. We are speaking about the arrangements. The trilateral statement adopted by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, the President of the Russian Federation and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Sochi on November 26 reads that the sides agreed to "undertake steps towards increasing security and stability on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border and to take the matter to the establishment of a bilateral delimitation and demarcation commission." This arrangement was reiterated and an agreement on the withdrawal of troops was reached on December 14 during a trilateral meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Brussels, mediated by the President of the European Council. Accordingly the proposals of the Armenian side are not about preconditions, but the implementation of the agreements reached. The Republic of Armenia believes that the delimitation process should launch soon, in accordance with the above-mentioned agreements," Hunanyan noted in response to the question of "Armenpress".
As ArmInfo previously reported, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov, reacting to the words of Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan that Armenia, through the mediation of Russia, had submitted to Azerbaijan a package of proposals aimed at de-escalating the border situation, said that Azerbaijan is a supporter of the start of the process of delimitation of the Azerbaijani- Armenian border without any preconditions. At the same time, he added that the delimitation of the borders between Azerbaijan and Armenia is considered as an important element in the normalization of relations between the two states.
According to the Azerbaijani minister, Baku is in favor of starting this process without wasting time. At the same time, Bayramov stated, that " putting forward of a number of preconditions for the start of the process of delimitation by Yerevan is unacceptable."