October 29, 2012 - 21:56 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The executive secretary of Yeni Azerbaijan party expressed his appreciation of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs efforts in Karabakh settlement as well as attempts to approximate positions of conflicting parties.
However, as Ali Ahmedov noted, commenting on a Paris-hosted meeting between Armenian and Azeri Foreign Ministers, “the meeting being necessary in conflict settlement efforts, the issue goes back 20 years. Seeing as no progress has been achieved during that period, we believe serious changes are in order.”
“Despite OSCE MG’s optimistic statement for ministerial talks to be able to promote the conflict settlement, we see no grounds for such optimism,” APA quoted Ahmedov as saying.
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met on Saturday, October 28 with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Robert Bradtke, Igor Popov, Jacques Faure and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk in Paris.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov joined the parties later.
At the meeting, the co-chairs stressed the necessity to ease tensions between the conflicting parties, briefing those present on their views for achieving progress in Karabakh conflict settlement.
The Ministers, in turn, announced their readiness to continue joint work in reaching a peaceful solution.
In conclusion, the parties agreed to discuss the co-chairs’ suggestions during the latters’ visit to the region in November.