YEREVAN. -- The Azerbaijani side repeatedly refused to fulfill the agreements, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said during a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Yerevan.
The lack of progress in the negotiations lies in the differences between deeds and words, Nalbanian told reporters, recalling several facts. Thus, before the meeting in Kazan, the foreign ministers held 3-4 meetings, the text of the document on the main principles was agreed. Ten days before the meeting Russian minister stated the text shouldn’t be changed. However, the Azerbaijani side came to the meeting with 10 or even 12 changes, the Minister noted.
During the last meeting in Vienna and Saint-Petersburg after reaching an agreement on the establishment of mechanisms for investigating incidents and increasing the capabilities of the Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office team, Azerbaijani side again stepped back. Every time Azerbaijan affirms that there was no problem with expanding Kasprzyk’s team, however they blocked the process for four times, said Prime Minister.
“Let's hope that Azerbaijan will change its position, and will embody its desire in deeds. Armenia has never stepped back from the agreements reached and intends to continue its efforts jointly with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, aimed at an exclusively peaceful resolution,” Nalbandian said.
In response to the question concerning both the possibility of a breakthrough in the talks and the meeting of the presidents, the minister noted that he had no information about the probability of a meeting in the near future. He emphasized that there is no alternative to peace talks.