November 5, 2008 - 18:53 AMT
Aliyev: Moscow declaration to underlie peaceful agreement on Karabakh
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev takes the Moscow Declaration signed by the Azerbaijani, Armenian and Russian leaders as a basis for a peace agreement.

"The Moscow trilateral declaration will serve as a basis for a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia," President Aliyev said during a news conference in Ankara.

"The current situation in the region, intensification of Russia and OSCE Minsk Group's mediation gives a hope to settle the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," he said, adding that Azerbaijan welcomes Turkey's efforts to achieve a fair settlement to the conflict.

"We can see the positive results of Turkey's engagement in the issue," Aliyev said, Trend Azeri news agency reports.