Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has ruled out the possibility of talks with Artsakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan.
His remarks came at the meeting with the EU delegation headed by special envoy for Eastern Partnership countries Dirk Schuebel.
"I think it is important for Armenia to clearly state what it really wants. If they want to talk about the rights and security of Armenians in Karabakh, it will not work. We are ready to talk about this with Armenians living in Karabakh, but not with people like Vardanyan, who was sent there from Moscow and has billions of dollars stolen from the Russian people in his pockets.
He was sent there from Moscow with a clear agenda. We are ready to talk to people who live in Karabakh and want to live there. By the way, this process has started.
If there had been no interference from some of the countries and outside, and if there had been no attempts to stop this process, I think it could have been more dynamic.
But this has nothing to do with [Armenian PM Nikol - ed.] Pashinyan and his government. As I said, there has to be a consensus between Azerbaijan, the European Union, the U.S. and Russia, that is, between those countries and institutions that Azerbaijan considers able to help in this issue," Aliyev said.