18 Jan 2018 09:08

Baku's implementation of Karabakh accords to create conditions for peaceful settlement - Armenian Foreign Ministry

YEREVAN. Jan 18 (Interfax) - Yerevan and the countries co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group will jointly continue looking for ways to further promote talks on a peaceful settlement to the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said.

When addressing a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in Krakow, Nalbandian said that implementation by Azerbaijan of previously reached agreements would create appropriate conditions for advancing the Karabakh peace process, the Armenian Foreign Ministry's press service said.

"The [OSCE Minsk Group] co-chairs have been saying for several years that the principles and elements proposed by them as part of a package solution to the conflict through their step-by-step implementation are a solid unit and it is impossible to split them up. The sooner Baku becomes aware of this reality, the sooner it will become possible to put the settlement process on a practical track," the Armenian minister said.

Nalbandian is also expected to hold Karabakh settlement talks with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Krakow on Thursday at the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.