It is Baku’s wish that every meeting on the Karabakh conflict settlement were effective to get the process off the ground, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said, adding that Azerbaijan is ready to start working on a “major peace agreement,” Trend reported.
As Mammadyarov noted, a number of proposals were put forth for the establishment of working groups to deal with the return of refugees, transportation and infrastructure issues.
“Azerbaijan is ready to begin such negotiations at the expert level,” the Minister said. “We expect a response from the Armenian side.”
Paris is expected to host a meeting between Armenian and Azeri leaders Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev on October 27.
Baku repeatedly expressed “readiness to ink a peace deal,” instead, undermining every attempt to reach an agreement. Thus on June 24, 2011 during conflict settlement talks in Kazan, Baku refused to sign the basic principles for conflict settlement. Instead, the Azerbaijani leader attempted to impose 10 new proposals, thus precluding the possibility of any agreement.