Armenia FM: Azerbaijan attempts to appear in sheep’s clothing will not succeed

YEREVAN. – Armenia has always stood for intense negotiations aimed at the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian, on Friday stated the above-said at the joint news conference with his visiting Brazilian colleague.

He noted that the respective negotiations have no alternative, and added that from this viewpoint, the Armenian party to this conflict underscores the mediators’ efforts aimed solely at a peaceful settlement to this conflict.

Nalbandian said he and his Azerbaijani counterpart may meet either on December 6 or 7 or 8, within the framework of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council meeting in Vienna.

As for Azerbaijan’s statements with respect to the content of the Karabakh peace talks, the Armenian FM recalled that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries (Russia, US, and France) urge to refrain from destructive maximalist approaches, but Azerbaijan continues such an approach.

Also, Nalbandian recalled that after the discussion of the basic principles for numerous years, Azerbaijan had announced that this should not be done.

“Because of this, the statements and the attempts to appear in sheep’s clothing will not ensure success [for Azerbaijan],” stressed the Armenian FM.