Goran Lennmarker: “I hope that basic principles on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be prepared by the spring” – EXCLUSIVE

Goran Lennmarker: “I hope that basic principles on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict will be prepared by the spring” – <font color=red>EXCLUSIVE  </font>
# 04 December 2008 15:38 (UTC +04:00)
I am frequently using phrase of “golden opportunity” and after the last meeting I guess that elaboration of basic principles will be completed by the next spring and work on peace agreement will start”, OSCE PA President’s Special Representative on the South Caucasus and Nagorno Karabakh conflict Goran Lennmarker told APA correspondent in Helsinki. He said settlement of the conflict depended on the will of sides at last. “There are unresolved issues, disagreements, but I believe that the sides will solve these issues. I told Azerbaijani Foreign Minister today that the process should move forward and finish soon. The settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is important just now because there are a lot of factors of instability in your region”. Goran Lennmarker positively appreciated the Turkey’s proposal to mediate in the conflict settlement and said this initiative was advantageous not only for Azerbaijan and Armenia. “I hope that borders between Turkey and Armenia will be opened soon”. The Special Representative said Caucasus could not avoid the world financial crisis. “The regional countries should be closer and friendly in such situation. It is one of the positive European experiences and you can use it”. Goran Lennmarker said he intended to visit the region in next February.
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