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According to the President of Azerbaijan, the mandate given to the OSCE Minsk Groupto resolve the conflict actually de jure remains in force, but de facto it can be considered invalid. Ilham Aliyev said that the Minsk Group had been operating for 28 years, and “the result of its work is obvious – zero”.
He also expressed his opinion on the role of the European Union in solving problems between Azerbaijan and Armenia, on the 5 principles proposed by Baku, as well as the need to start work on the construction of the Zangezur corridor.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev chaired a meeting dedicated to the results of the first quarter of this year.
In the political section of his speech, Aliyev commented on the current situation in the negotiation process with Armenia. The President of Azerbaijan discussed issues related to the activities of the OSCE Minsk Group and the mediation efforts of the European Union. He also announced the need to start construction of the Zangezur corridor and spoke about the situation with the termination of the supply of natural gas to part of Karabakh, where the Russian peacekeeping contingent is temporarily stationed.