Azerbaijani president Haydar Aliyev made optimistic remarks about the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict regulation on Sunday as he left for US Key West for another round of talks with Armenia’s president Kocharian to try to end the 13 year-long conflict.
The April 3 talks in Key West, Florida, will be under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The talks are at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Speaking to reporters at Baku airport, Aliyev said new options for the conflict regulation may be offered in Key West, “but you must know that I will agree to no option that will be detrimental to Azerbaijan’s national interests,” he said.
Aliyev said he was ready to continue negotiations and would travel for it to any corner of the world, even to Antarctica, confirming thus a previously made announcement in Baku that the potential for peaceful regulation was not exhausted.
Aliyev said that even if the two sides reached an agreement in Key West it would be the first stage, after which a complex of question should be solved.
“Most of all we and Armenia must agree on the principles, and then there are many questions to be solved to achieve peace,” Aliyev said.
“If we get peace, then we can sign an agreement which will also be signed by the big world powers, the co-chairmen of the OSCE, the European Union and the United Nations,” Aliyev said.
Besides having talks with Armenia’s Kocharian Aliyev also plans to undergo a thorough medical check up in a Cleveland hospital where he had been operated on the heart two years ago. Speaking about his health condition Aliyev said Allah was and is protecting him.