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Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov misinforms the international community again. This time the minister decided to mislead his Portuguese counterpart Paulo Portas.
TREND reports that during a press conference with his Portuguese counterpart in Baku, Mammadyarov said that "Armenia speculates the self-determination principle of the peoples, ignoring the rights of the Azerbaijanis of Nagorno-Karabakh, who want to live in a part of Azerbaijan".
"The self-determination principle does not mean seizing the territory of another country and in particular, Azerbaijan," Mammadyarov said without explaining how the self-determined people of Nagorno-Karabakh could seize the territory of another state.
No new proposals have been presented to the parties during the Paris meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, he said. "We will continue the negotiation process, but would like to start working on the final variant of the big peace agreement," Mammadyarov said.
Mammadyarov added that the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will arrive in the region in mid-July to continue the negotiations with the parties to the conflict.
To recall, the OSCE Minsk Group represented by co-chairs from Russia, the United States and France has been trying to resolve the Karabakh conflict since 1992.