Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Federal Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier had a tete-a-tete meeting on May 11, 2016.
Both ministers issued a joint statement for the journalists before the bilateral meeting.
During the friendly meeting, the sides exchanged their views on Azerbaijan-Germany relations, current status of cooperation and development perspectives, as well as Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, international and regional issues.
Touching upon the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his German counterpart about the latest escalation along the line of contact of the armed forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the provocations of the armed forces of Armenia by shelling the Azerbaijani civilians using large-caliber weapons. The minister added that to achieve the resolution of the conflict, first and foremost, the Armenian forces have to be withdrawn from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the fact of military occupation must be seized and a comprehensive political process must be launched.
Elmar Mammadyarov also underlined the importance of that OSCE should be more active in the settlement process of the conflict and expressed his hope for the Germany’s contribution during its chairmanship of the OSCE, in this regard.
At the meeting, the sides expressed satisfaction with the current status of political dialogue and economic cooperation between the two countries.