"We highly appreciate the statement issued by the leaders of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing states as a part of G-8 summit and thank them for focusing attention on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict", President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said at a joint press conference with President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.
According to APA, he stated that the Azerbaijani side fully supports the statements on the necessity of proper steps for finding a solution to the conflict.
He added that it is important that the statement refers to the principles of Helsinki Final Act as the basis of the solution to the conflict.
"The right to self-determination should not run contrary to the principle of territorial integrity. Armenians have already achieved self-determination, they have the state of Armenia," he said.
Ilham Aliyev said Azerbaijan is interested in the soonest solution of the conflict basing on the international law and principles, as well as UN resolutions.