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Azerbaijan, EU discuss current state of relations

Baku, December 7, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov has met with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Toivo Klaar on the sidelines of the 24th OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna, Austria.

The sides discussed the current state of relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union and highlighted the importance of the strategic partnership agreement currently being discussed in the development of the bilateral relations.

Elmar Mammadyarov briefed Toivo Klaar on the recent meetings with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and Foreign Minister of Armenia on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Vienna, and stated that the conflict must be resolved in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and the Helsinki Final Act, on the basis of territorial integrity, sovereignty and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan. He emphasized that attempts to change the internationally recognized borders of states and acquisition of territory by use of force are unacceptable.

Minister Mammadyarov drew attention to the importance of developing a dialogue between the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan in the process of conflict resolution and reiterated Azerbaijan's support for such contacts.

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