Armenia has shown its readiness to work with Russia, the United States and France – the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group – on renewing a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh region. However, Azerbaijan has not yet responded to a call for a ceasefire meditated by the three nations.
In this regard, Armenia’s Foreign Ministry has said, “We will continue to adamantly repel Azerbaijan’s aggression but, at the same time, are also ready to engage with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on a ceasefire based on the agreements of 1994-1995.”
On September 29, President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev ruled out talks with Armenia over the ongoing conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region saying, Armenia’s demands over Nagorno-Karabakh are unacceptable. “It is obvious that Armenia is not interested in resolving the conflict through negotiations and is trying to annex the occupied territories,” said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry.