March 21, 2005 - 08:27 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net
- Baku is content with the report of the OSCE Fact-Finding Mission to the territories surrounding Nagorno Karabakh, Echo Azeri daily writes. Deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov stated that "on the whole Azerbaijan has achieved its goal." He reminded that by initiating the discussion of the issue at the 59-th session of the UN General Assembly Azerbaijan was aspired to attract the attention of the international community to "the policy of illegal settling of these territories pursued by Armenia". "Azerbaijan never insisted on possessing absolutely precise data regarding the settling of these territories. But the facts established by the Mission are close to those Azerbaijan possesses", he said. "I would like to note that the Armenian Foreign Ministry gives rather one-sided assessment to the outcomes of the Mission", Araz Azimov added. In his words, the report and recommendations of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs allow the Azeri party to appeal to the corresponding UN Agencies for assistance in their realization. This, in his opinion, can become a theme for a new UN draft resolution. Azimov also stated that Azerbaijan will press for inclusion of the issue in the agenda of the 60-th session of the UN General Assembly. According to him, "Armenia's responsibility for the settling of the occupied territories is obvious". Touching upon the continuation of the dialogue with Armenia, Azimov said that the recurrent meeting of the FMs is scheduled for mid-April.