31 Aug 2018 12:02

Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs to discuss Karabakh peace process at UN - Baku

BAKU. Aug 31 (Interfax) - The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia will hold their next meeting on the Karabakh peace process on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York City in September, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Hikmet Hajiyev said at a press briefing on Friday.

"The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia will meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's session in September. The meeting will involve the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group," Hajiyev said.

The last meeting, which took place in July shortly after the appointment of the new Armenian foreign minister, was cursory, Hajiyev said. "The upcoming meeting will address ways to accelerate the settlement of the Karabakh conflict on the basis of the current agenda," he said.

Relevant UN Security Council resolutions must be fulfilled in order to settle the conflict, Hajiyev said. "There is no need for new resolutions on Nagorno-Karabakh. The four available resolutions set every necessary requirement. They must be fulfilled," he said.

The possibility of a meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the Karabakh peace process is not being discussed at this time, Hajiyev said.

The UN Security Council resolutions are the basis of the OSCE Minsk Group's activity, he said.

He initially announced preparations for the New York meeting in late July, after the two foreign ministers met in Brussels.