Elmar Mammadyarov: “The presence of Armenian troops in the Azerbaijani territory is the main threat to peace in the region”

Elmar Mammadyarov: “The presence of Armenian troops in the Azerbaijani territory is the main threat to peace in the region”
# 05 December 2013 12:56 (UTC +04:00)

Kiev. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. “Basic principles determined in the statements issued by presidents of the co-chairing countries can serve as a ground to start negotiations on a comprehensive peace agreement,” said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov addressing the 20th meetings of the OSCE Ministerial Council, APA’s correspondent reports from Kiev. He said that at the Vienna meeting, Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents decided to intensify consultations for the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The minister noted that Azerbaijan supports the settlement of the conflict basing on the four resolutions of the UN Security Council: “The presence of Armenian troops in the Azerbaijani territory is the main threat to peace in the region. The demilitarization of the conflict zone will build confidence and reduce aggressive statements and tension in the region.”

Mammadyarov urged Armenia to take a constructive position to achieve progress in the negotiations.

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