Azerbaijani foreign minister encourages good-neighborhood policy

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said in Baku that a good-neighborhood policy is the best policy for any state, Trend reports.

Vestnik Kavkaza said that Azerbaijani and Armenian officials and public figures met in Moscow on February 22, on invitation of Russian presidential representative for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy.

Shvydkoy said that the Public Chamber is an important institution for dialogue of civilizations and people with different opinions.

Azerbaijani Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu noted that the round-table conference was not meant for political decisions or any other variants of settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The conflict is a responsibility of presidents, the OSCE Minsk Group chaired by Russia, France and the US.

After the meeting at the Russian Public Chamber, negotiations of the three states will continue at Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Shvydkoy noted that Azerbaijani and Armenian officials will meet in May 2012.

They may hold a film festival for children and young people. Another initiative is to mark the 300th anniversary of Sayat-Novy, a poet writing in Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian languages.