It is noted that Azerbaijan encourages the German Chairmanship to revitalize the role of OSCE Minsk Group in Vienna and to put resolution of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict high on the OSCE agenda. Armenia’s occupation of internationally recognized territories of Azerbaijan remains the major obstacle to achieving a breakthrough in the negotiations.
“The main reason of that is that there is no pressure on Armenia to completely and unconditionally withdraw its troops, as it is demanded by relevant UN Security Council resolutions. A conciliatory attitude to the illegal presence of Armenian troops is accompanied by the attempts of the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group to monopolize the peace process and prevent any external contribution to political solution of the conflict. As a result, the role of the OSCE and its Minsk Group in conflict resolution has been limited to extending a formal support to the co-chairs, with no sense of involvement. Mr. Minister, Such an indifferent attitude to the continued occupation of the territories of Azerbaijan comforts Armenia, but it is detrimental to our common responsibility rooted in shared values and agreed principles,” according to the statement.