The resignation of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov is associated with the lack of quality changes in the foreign policy structures and outcomes in the negotiation process on the Karabakh conflict, said political analyst Ilgar Velizade.
Mammadyarov was appointed foreign Minister of Azerbaijan since 2004. Earlier at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan in the first half of 2020, Aliyev harshly criticized the work of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, saying that could not find it in the workplace after the beginning of the escalation of the conflict on the border with Armenia. On Thursday, Aliyev signed a decree on the release Mamedyarov from office, appointed in his place, Jeyhun Bayramov, who earlier held the post of Minister of education.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has criticized the work of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, saying that could not find it in the workplace after the beginning of the escalation of the conflict on the border with Armenia.
"What did the foreign Ministry? Where was he? After the incident, July 12, we were all in the workplace. The Prime Minister in the workplace, I'm at the office until the morning. The Minister of defence, chief of staff, the head of the state security Service, the interior Minister, the head of the foreign intelligence Service, Secretary of the security Council. I couldn't find the head of the foreign Ministry. I asked Prime Minister Ali Asadov on his whereabouts," - Aliyev said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan in the first half of 2020, his statement broadcast by AZTV state TV channel offers.
The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Iran, Elmar Mammadyarov and Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed by telephone the situation on the border with Armenia, RIA Novosti press-service of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
"The fourteenth of July, 2020, the Minister of foreign Affairs Elmar Mammadyarov held a telephone conversation with Minister of foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov informed his Iranian counterpart about the military provocation by the Armenian armed forces on Azerbaijani-Armenian border and preventing attacks, the continuing tension in the region and the current situation", - have informed in a press-service.
The Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on the phone with colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov, the escalation of tensions between the two countries, saying Tehran's readiness to assist the parties to resolve the issue.
"After the recent clashes of Azerbaijani and Armenian forces, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran today during separate telephone conversations with Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia expressed readiness of Iran to help put an end to tensions, and urged the sides for restraint and advised to start negotiations on a peaceful solution to the conflict", - said the Iranian foreign Ministry.
EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell held the Monday conversation with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, on the background of the incident on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, said Borrell on Twitter.
"In the afternoon spoke with the foreign Ministers of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov. Stressed the need to defuse tensions and stop the confrontation. It is important direct communication between the parties and participation in negotiations under the auspices of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group", - wrote the head of European diplomacy.
The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia, Elmar Mammadyarov and Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone the incident on the border with Armenia, the Russian Minister said about the inadmissibility of the growth of tension in the region and the need to control the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow expresses serious concern about the sharp deterioration of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and is ready to provide necessary assistance to stabilize it.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev stated that the negotiation process on the Karabakh conflict settlement is not actually conducted, a video conference of foreign Ministers does not have value.
Last video-conference of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanian took place on 30 June.
The meeting of foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia Elmar Mammadyarov and Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be held June 30 in a video conference, told RIA Novosti in the press service of the Azerbaijani foreign Ministry.
"The twenty-ninth of June the Minister of foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic Elmar Mammadyarov has met via videoconference with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group Igor Popov (Russia), Stefan Visconti (France) and Andrew Schaefer (USA) and personal representative of the OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk. The sides exchanged views on the current state of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Minister Elmar Mammadyarov raised the issue of illegal activities carried out by Armenia, including the illegal settlements and infrastructure projects in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan", - said the press service of the foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.