Oskanian didn’t mention which agreements he was referring to. Observers believe that the conflicting sides have achieved no major agreements since the cease-fire was declared in May, 1994.
The Armenian foreign minister noted that the December meeting of the new Azerbaijani leader Ilham Aliyev and the Armenian President Robert Kocharian in Geneva failed to make a “clear decision.”
“It is necessary to give time to the Azerbaijani side to get determined in this issue,” Oskanian said, according to Interfax. “We will be aware of the direction of talks only after several meetings between the two Presidents are held.”
The minister said that the OSCE Minsk Grouр co-chairs did not suggest new ideas during their last visit to the region because they considered it unnecessary to present new ideas this time, particularly to Azerbaijan.
The mediators might let the sides know about new ideas after future meetings of the two presidents, Oskanian said.
Earlier, in his interview with the local ANS TV Company, the Azerbaijani foreign minister Vilayet Guliyev blamed Armenia’s unconstructive and aggressive position on the sides’ failure to reach agreement.
Guliyev also attributed the lack of success in the piece process to “the indifference of international institutions and great nations to the problem.”