Turkey and Armenia announced late on Wednesday that they had agreed a framework for normalising their relations, the first such move since Turkey closed its border to Armenia in 1993.
"It is the sovereign right of every country to define its relations with other countries," Elkhan Polukhov, an Azeri Foreign Ministry spokesman, was quoted as saying by Azeri news website Day.az.
"Nevertheless, Azerbaijan considers that the normalisation of Turkish-Armenian relations must proceed in parallel with the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied lands of Azerbaijan."
Opening the border could lead to tensions in the region and would be contradictory to the interests of
The agency also added that Polukhov said it was "too early" to discuss what steps
Asked whether Turkey informed Azerbaijan about the negotiations with Armenia, Polukhov said the parties were exchanging information on the process.
According to media reports officials have hinted that
Azerbaijan defense minister is due in Turkey on Friday, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.