Baku, May 3, AZERTAC
Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Relations Department Novruz Mammadov responded to AZERTAC`s question regarding a proposal by two Armenian MPs that the Armenian government should recognize independence of Nagorno-Karabakh.
-Mr Mammadov, what is your opinion about a proposal by two Armenian MPs that the Armenian government should recognize independence of Nagorno-Karabakh?
-This is yet another provocation of the Armenian leadership. It seems to be a continuation of the provocation which was committed in early April. They knew that they would receive a response. And their main goal was to use this as a pretext to spoil the negotiation process and perpetuate the status-quo. The Armenian side has once again proved that international law, UN Security Council resolutions and the negotiation process are of no value to them. I think that the co-chairs should certainly express their opinion on this issue.