Azerbaijan’s efforts targeted at preventing the change of the status quo

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev declared in Austria a few days ago that the status quo in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is unacceptable. He added that the change of the status quo would mean withdrawal of the Armenian forces from the so-called “occupies territories of Azerbaijan.”

“It’s no secret to anyone that such statements of the Azerbaijani authorities are targeted at preventing any changes to the status quo,” Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said in comments to Armenpress.

“If Azerbaijan really wanted the status quo to change, it would come to an agreement on the principles proposed by the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and thus contribute to the progress in the negotiations, instead of frustrating the talks like it was the case in Kazan,” the Deputy Foreign Minister stated.

“Azerbaijan has just one opportunity to satisfy its aspiration for the change of the status quo, bypassing the Minsk Group framework. For that Azerbaijan should recognize the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and start negotiations with NKR on the elimination of the consequences of the aggression Baku unleashed,” Shavarsh Kocharyan said.

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