Baku welcomes Lavrov's statement on step by step resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Baku welcomes the statement of Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on step by step resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry Hikmet Hajiyev said.
Lavrov said at a news conference yesterday that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can only be resolved by the parties to the conflict.
The minister underscored the need to take additional steps to stabilize the situation on the contact line of troops. "This will also contribute to the transition of a political settlement," Lavrov stressed.
According to him, solving this issue once and for all by one document is impossible. "A step-by-step approach is needed in this issue. This approach will show what can be done now, define the ways for which additional discussions are needed in connection with the settlement of the conflict and the status of Nagorno-Karabakh," the top diplomat said.