Baku. 1 December. REPORT.AZ/ "We follow the statements from Armenia. These statements play a negative role in the process of peace talks".
Report informs, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said this at the briefing, commenting on recent statements by spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry. "It's not a secret in which direction we are negotiating. First of all, the Armenian troops should gradually withdraw its troops from the occupied territories", the minister added.
Speaking about determining status of Nagorno-Karabakh, E. Mammadyarov said that if we define the status in the first place, it will ruin the negotiations:"The Azerbaijani community must first go back to their homes. It is not right to discuss the status when Azerbaijani community expelled from their territories".
He also stressed that the Azerbaijani side has repeatedly said that it would not hold negotiations just for imitation: "We have talked about the willingness to meet in Hamburg in the framework of the OSCE Ministerial Council, but not received a response from Armenia. This demonstrates that they are not willing to talk."