9 Feb 2018 15:18

Azerbaijan not ready for progress in Karabakh talks - Armenian president

YEREVAN. Feb 9 (Interfax) - Azerbaijan does not want to see any progress in negotiations on settling the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said.

"At a meeting with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, the president of Armenia drew their attention to Baku's latest statements, noting that they once again indicate how far Azerbaijan is from any readiness to promote the negotiating process on the Karabakh problem on the basis of the proposals put forth by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. He noted that these statements show how Baku is reacting to mediators' longstanding calls to prepare society for peace," Sargsyan's press service said.

At the meeting, the participants reiterated the importance of the sides' commitment to a peaceful solution to the conflict and reaffirmed the need to implement the agreements reached in Vienna, St. Petersburg, and Geneva.

"Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's readiness to continue making efforts jointly with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to promote the peaceful settlement of the conflict through talks," the presidential press service said.