"The statement of Armenia’s MFA claiming that this country hasn’t held negotiations based on the phased solution of the conflict since 2018, even if it is clear that this statement has been issued in order to calm down the local wider public, is very ridiculous. It would be more correct for Armenia’s MFA to truly inform its population about the peace process conducted for the solution of the conflict", Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs told ONA.
It is noted in the report that after the occurrence of a change of power in this country in 2018, 10 meetings have been held including the videoconference dated April 21 and conducted at the level of ministers of foreign affairs of Azerbaijan and Armenia: "It comes from the logic of Armenia’s MFA that the ministers of foreign affairs of the two countries, as well as the co-chairs from the 3 countries, have met just to spend time together and to chat as if they didn’t have any serious duty?!
The position of Azerbaijan regarding the process of solution of the conflict and the main principles of the negotiations has always been voiced including at the highest level. The position of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs carrying out the mediation mission has also been openly expressed in the statements issued by them including the statement dated March 9, 2019. In all these documents, the components of the phased solution of the conflict are seen clearly.
The negotiations are also continuing in the same format and on the same agenda. Otherwise Armenian FM who voiced a known statement on April 21 would not attend the video conference after few hours and would not join discussions.
As the Armenian FM also agreed, it would be more useful to take steps to prepare his population for peace.