YEREVAN, September 3. /ARKA/. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Robert Bradtke, Igor Popov, Jacques Faure and Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, on September 2.
The only issue on the agenda of the meeting was the situation created as a result of the Hungarian-Azeri disgraceful deal over the release of Azeri murderer Ramil Safarov with its all negative consequences on not only the entire negotiation process, but also regional peace, stability and security.
On 31 August Budapest extradited Safarov to Azerbaijan where he was immediately pardoned by President Ilham Aliyev.
According to some media sources, Azerbaijan intends to buy Hungarian government bonds valued 2-3 billion euros. Some analysts say Baku used this deal to get Safarov.
These actions erupted outrage in Yerevan. On 31 August Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan invited the heads of all diplomatic missions in Armenia to the extraordinary meeting and said Armenia suspends all diplomatic relations with Hungary
Edward Nalbandian mentioned that Azerbaijan flagrantly violates international law, international conventions and agreements, and its own commitments, hinders the efforts undertaken by the Co-Chairs towards the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, continually rejects the proposals on conflict resolution, and liquidates all the initiatives directed to the establishment of confidence building measures, is a serious threat to the peace and security in the region.
“The international community cannot tolerate the continuation of Azerbaijan’s provocative policy under the cover of negotiations,” official Yerevan says.—0--