Azerbaijan is anticipating serious progress from the meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan that will be hosted by president Hollande of France in Paris at the end of october, according to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov.
The Minister said Azerbaijan is willing to start developing a peace treaty on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without delay, adding that the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Process have put forth some structural proposals covering a number of issues.
"We came to the conclusion that we can start to develop a peace treaty on the basis of the co-chairs' structural proposals that will cover the liberation of the lands and return of the refugees. We're fully ready for the next stage and waiting for a similar position from Armenia," APA News Agency quoted the Foreign Minister as saying.
The diplomats from France, Russia and the United States who hold the joint chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group are currently in the region to prepare for the Paris meeting.
source: commonspace.eu with APA.
Photo: Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan (archive picture).
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