Ilham Aliyev: Azerbaijan interested in soonest settlement of Karabakh conflict
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs discussed the current state and prospects of negotiations on the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and talked about the upcoming high-level meeting.
Ilham Aliyev then received the new US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Andrew Schofer.
The head of state wished Andrew Schofer success in his activities, saying the previous US co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group together with the other co-chairs spared no efforts towards the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Trend reports.
Aliyev expressed his regret that the conflict has not yet been settled, saying the reason behind this is that Armenia is trying to keep the current status quo unchanged and does not withdraw its troops from the occupied lands, ignoring the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Noting the negotiations have currently been resumed, President Ilham Aliyev said that constructive efforts were made to find a fair solution to the conflict based on the norms of international law. He underlined Azerbaijan's interest in the soonest settlement of the conflict.