"Brother Turkey is already on the table as a member of OSCE Minsk Group", said Assistant of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of Foreign Policy Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmat Hajiyev at the briefing today, APA reports.
H. Hajiyev said that Turkey has closely been participating in the resolution of Nagorno Garabagh conflict from the first day of start of processes: "In the current reality, we are expecting active participation of brother Turkey in the processes with greater determination. Turkey is a neighboring country in the region. Ongoing tension in the Southern Caucasus seriously makes Turkey concerned. Brother Turkey continues its efforts for provision of sustainable peace in the region. Turkey's close participation in the process is expected as a regional country and a country which as a right to say within the framework of both OSCE Minsk Group format and other formats supporting the OSCE Minsk Group format. I am sure Turkey will also greatly contribute to the process. Finally, sustainable peace and security should be provided in the region. It means that Armenian troops must completely withdraw from occupied Azerbaijani territories. It is an issue that all regional countries are interested in. Armenia should understand reality of the importance of withdrawal of troops from occupied lands. Unfortunately, they have not understood it so far."