BAKU (APA)—A senior Azeri presidential administration official on Wednesday said that Baku was not satisfied with the “institution of” the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen, ahead of the mediating team’s visit to Baku for continued talks.
Ali Hasanov, head of the public policy department at the Presidential Administration, told Azerinform that “The Azerbaijani government is not satisfied with all the structures involved in this sphere [conflict resolution], including the institution of the OSCE co-chairs, as the negotiation process is being protracted even further by the ambitions of the opposite side and issues agreed earlier are back on the agenda.”
“Azerbaijan demands that just pressure be increased on the opposite party to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This issue has its framework principles which have raised the need to speed up the process. The lack of any pressure on the opposite side will be protracted even further. The co-chairs have been informed about this resentment, and we are going to increase pressure further,” Hasanov said.
“Pressure must be increased on international organizations, as well. They are also committed to ensure the protection of Azerbaijan’s rights as a member of the world community, as envisaged in the UN Charter,” he continued.
“The OSCE co-chairs must either make progress in the conflict settlement or give up. The co-chairs have to make a statement that they are unable to handle the task and Azerbaijan must restore its national and international rights as it can,” the head of department said, without elaborating.