Chief of EU-South Caucasus cooperation group: Armenia’s problems with Turkey and Azerbaijan can be solved

Chief of EU-South Caucasus cooperation group: Armenia’s problems with Turkey and Azerbaijan can be solved
# 21 May 2007 16:19 (UTC +04:00)
“I believe in the integration of the South Caucasus into Europe. Action plans with the three countries are of great importance. I hope that the commitments will be implemented successfully,” chief of European Union-South Caucasus cooperation group Marie Ann Isler Béguin said, APA’s Eastern Europe bureau reports.
Marie Ann Isler Béguin said that integration of the region into Europe should not be linked with the negotiations concerning Turkey’s membership.
“The population of Europe bewares of formation of great European Union disobeying rules. May be therefore, France avoided confirming this document in the referendum on European Constitution. I believe that some day all three countries will be the members of the European Union,” she said.
Isler Béguin stated that European Neighborhood Policy creates conditions for establishing relations with Europe in the spheres of politics, economy and environment.
“I can confirm that European Union takes great interest in the South Caucasus,” she said.
She thinks that Azerbaijan should avoid using the oil revenues in the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the conflict should only be solved peacefully. She said that Armenia’s problems with Turkey and Azerbaijan can be solved. She supports establishing direct relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan and restoration of mutual trust.
Isler Béguin considers that the civil society in Armenia and Azerbaijan is approximately on the same level. /APA/
#
#

THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED