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Negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh have been suspended, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told journalists on Thursday.
As Trend reported, he said meetings of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are periodically held at different levels. However the negotiation process is not being held to address the concrete issues in a certain time frame and on a daily basis.
He said the periodic visits of the co-chairs, of course, cannot remain fruitless.
"During every visit, coming to Azerbaijan, they learn about our position. Then going to Armenia, co-chairs hear something there. Then say that discussions will continue in international organisations, the UN and the OSCE, and because no progress is achieved on this issue and to fill the vacuum they talk about confidence building measures.
Azerbaijan has put forward a number of initiatives, but Armenia refused to accept them, " Azimov said.
In addition, he stressed that some statements of the co-chairs do not comply with the situation in general.
"When Azerbaijan proposed a dialogue with the Azerbaijanis of Nagorno-Karabakh and their neighbours the Armenians, the Armenian side rejected it. Therefore I see speculations on the part of the Armenian side and co-chairs," Azimov said.
He said proposals corresponding to the realities should be put forward and realised.