Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague during his working trip to the United Kingdom, APA reports. The source says that during the meeting they exchanged views about issues on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. Minister Mammadyarov and Secretary Hague also held extensive talks about bilateral cooperation and stressed there is huge potential to broaden bilateral cooperation in the years ahead. Secretary Hague congratulated Minister Mammadyarov on Azerbaijan's hosting 2015 European Games and noted that as his country hosted 2012 London Olympic Games successfully, United Kingdom stands ready to share its experience with Azerbaijan in that area. Praising Azerbaijan's increased role in energy issues Secretary Hague expressed gratitude for Azerbaijan's contributions and support to operations in Afghanistan as well as the cooperation in the frame of NATO.
Minister Mammadyarov said that Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom continue their energy cooperation successfully and added there are huge opportunities to further enhance cooperation across many areas such as investments, tourism, education and others.
As regards the Karabakh peace process, Secretary Hague noted that further enhancement of bilateral relations is in the interest of both countries and added his country supports the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group and stands for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.