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Digest of Azerbaijani Media for December 1-15

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Trend.az

01.12.2011

Baku reacts to denial of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian community from Berlin meeting [ENG]

The article reflects the reaction of Baku to the denial of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh from the dialogue with Azerbaijani community, which was to be held in Berlin on November 28. The article says that negotiations between the two communities are one of the main directions of resolving the relations, and if Armenians have not attended the talks, this means that they do not want to stop the policy of aggression and use the way of negotiations.

Trend.az

03.12.2011

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict close to settlement [ENG]

Talking to Trend, deputy chairman of the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party Haluk Ipek told that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is close to the settlement, as all countries of the region, in particular, Armenia and Russia, understand the need to resolve this problem.

Radio Liberty

04.12.2011

Thomas D. Waal: There is a cursed circle [AZE]

Radio Liberty interviewed Thom D Waal, Carnegie Foundation for International Peace Washinqton-based expert, author of “Black Garden”. He answered the questions related to Nagorno-Karabakh too. The expert considers Azerbaijani representation at the UNSC good as a platform to talk about the issue of Karabakh. However he thinks that the three co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – the United States, Russia, France are the United Nations Security Council permanent members and they can veto anytime if there is any efforts to make positive changes.

Trend.az

05.12.2011

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office says it’s necessary to focus on resolving protracted conflicts [ENG]

The article says that OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis at a press conference in Vilnius said that it is necessary to focus on resolving protracted conflicts. Welcoming the fact of continuation of the negotiations on conflict settlement Ažubalis said that even a millimeter movement is a success.

Trend.az

06.12.2011

Azerbaijani FM discusses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with EU Special Representative [ENG]

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort in the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council’s meeting in Vilnius.The sides discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the successful continuation of the negotiation process.

U.S. Secretary of State: OSCE MG, Baku and Yerevan once again confirm their undertaken commitments on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [ENG]

The article talks about Hillary Clinton’s opinion on the current settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Authorities of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries and foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia once again confirm their undertaken commitments to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the organization’s Ministerial Council’s meeting in Vilnius.

Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs meet with co-chairs [ENG]

The article says that Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office in Vilnius on December 4 to discuss the possibility of issuing a joint statement within the OSCE member states’ foreign ministers’ meeting in Lithuania.

FM: Russia calls on Yerevan and Baku to profit by proposals developed as result of contacts [ENG]

The article says that Russia, as the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, calls on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides to profit by proposals that have been recently developed as a result of the conflict parties’ contacts with Russian President Medvedev.

Azerbaijan proposes to begin work on main peace agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [ENG]

The article says that Azerbaijan proposes to move to the next step and begin work on the main peace agreement. “.. realizing that this is a rather complicated process, we believe that we should not get stuck on principles, and should already have started to work on a large agreement. It’s the cornerstone of what we are now discussing with the co-chairs,” the Azerbaijani FM underscored.

Radio Liberty

07.12.2011

Ramiz Mehdiyev is not content with the activity of the OSCE Minsk group [AZE]

OSCE Minsk Group’s activities on resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can not be considered satisfactory. It is known that Armenia’s expansionist policy is defended at the international level. These ideas  were presented at the international conference dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Azerbaijan by Ramiz Mehdiyev, head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration.

Trend.az

07.12.2011

Azerbaijani FM: Progress in Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations fully depends on Armenia’s position to change status quo [ENG]

The article refers to Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov’s statement made earlier, that progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations fully depends on Armenia’s position to change status quo.

Azerbaijan, Lithuania foreign ministers discuss Nagorno-Karabakh settlement [ENG]

The article says that Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement with his Lithuanian counterpart, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andronius Ažubalis on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Vilnius. The sides stressed the importance of resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the unacceptability of the status quo.

Presidential Administration: OSCE MG members’ activity on resolving Karabakh problem insufficient [ENG]

The article says that OSCE Minsk Group member countries’ activity on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be considered satisfactory. Addressing the international conference “20 Years of Independence: achievements and challenges in progressive, fair and dynamic state-building”, head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev said that despite maintenance of a situation, which is far from observance of international legal norms, we are witnessing the international community’s silence. In the eyes of the entire international community these states have not taken any action to stop the Armenian aggression and liberate Azerbaijani territories from occupation for many years, Mehdiyev said.

Azerbaijani presidential administration: international organizations must strengthen pressure on Armenia [ENG]

The article says that UN Security Council must definitely voice its position at the failure of fulfilling the resolutions adopted on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. According to the article, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department head Elnur Aslanov considers the international organizations must strengthen the pressure on Armenia.

Trend.az

08.12.2011

Azerbaijani top official: Double standards applied in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [ENG]

The article says that Azerbaijan calls on the OSCE Minsk Group member states to abandon double standards in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Commenting on the outcome of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting held in Vilnius, head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov said it is disappointing that some Western countries, OSCE member states, international organizations, and co-chair countries, analyzing the processes occurring in the 21st century, and considering the fact that this conflict is a great threat to the European security, approach it within the norms of international law created by them.

Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan considers Minsk Group co-chairs’ joint proposals on Nagorno-Karabakh [ENG]

Azerbaijan is reviewing the proposals of all of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Commenting on the co-chair countries’ joint statement issued in Vilnius, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev told Trend that the position of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair countries to resolve the conflict is extremely important – all of three co-chair countries, but not one of them.

Trend.az

09.12.2011

Azerbaijani top official: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be discussed at UN during Azerbaijan’s activity in Security Council [ENG]

The article says that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be discussed at the UN when Azerbaijan starts its activity in the UN Security Council. The Head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov said it would be better if we wait a bit. I believe that it would be better if we raise the issue in the organization when Azerbaijan launches its activity in the UN Security Council, he said.

Radio Liberty

10.12.2011

New/Old mediator is coming! [AZE]

The article says that the 18th meeting of OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers held in Vilnius did not record of any progress in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In fact, no any progress was expected. Lithuanian chairmanship did not bring any positive change to Azerbaijan, as Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship did. Lithuanian chairmanship was not a novelty for the solution of the Karabakh conflict and The OSCE chairmanship passes to Ireland.  The article presents the context of analyze.

N. Mamedov: “When coming to the last point, they are looking for an excuse for the negotiations” [AZE]

The article says that official Baku considers that the representatives of the Armenian community of Nagorno-Karabakh refuse to meet Azerbaijani community with an aim of disrupting the talks for the settlement of the conflict.

Trend.az

10.12.2011

Azerbaijani Presidential Administration: Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian community denies meeting on conflict solution to disrupt talks [ENG]

The article talks about official Baku’s opinion about the meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani community representatives. Representatives of the Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian community deny from the meeting with Azerbaijani community to disrupt the talks to resolve the conflict, official Baku considers.

Trend.az

13.12.2011

Top official: Int’l community’s position in resolving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be strengthened [ENG]

Head of the Foreign Relations Department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Novruz Mammadov gave an interview to Trend newspaper saying that the international community’s position in resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be strengthened. Mammadov praised Russia’s role of mediation saying that its leadership was only active in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2010-2011. “Two other countries (the U.S. and France) were satisfied with their activity in resolving the conflict at the level of co-chairmen,” said he as he considers this wrong.



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