The issue of prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons were discussed at the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents took place in Paris in October 2014 on the initiative of French President Francois Hollande, the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons told.
Taking into account Hollande’s appeal and proposal, the presidents agreed to establish direct cooperation between relevant authorities of the two countries under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross for the solution of the problems related to prisoners of war, hostages and missing persons as well as to conduct exchange of information.
"In accordance with the agreement, the Chairman of State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons held a meeting with the head of representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Azerbaijan. The issue of establishment of cooperation between the relevant commissions of the two countries was discussed, and an agreement was reached at the meeting. The State Committee chairman gave necessary instructions to the working group in this regard.
Though the Armenian Commission said that they are interested in cooperation, they don’t take any concrete steps. It is impossible to achieve any progress in this process due to the non-constructive position of Armenia.
The Armenian side avoids giving any reasonable explanation about the reasons for deviating from cooperation and demonstrates its destructive position. Armenia`s State Commission supposedly carried out superficial research works in the occupied territories, and thus couldn’t clearly define even the number of its own losses,” said the State Commission.