Matthew Bryza’s statement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes Armenians’ resentment

Matthew Bryza’s statement on Nagorno Karabakh conflict causes Armenians’ resentment
# 05 December 2008 08:23 (UTC +04:00)
But in order to reach an agreement between the sides, the document is to include the principles of territorial integrity, right to self-determination and withdrawal of troops. While saying this I did not mean that one of the principles was more important,” American co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza told journalists, APA’s special correspondent reports from Helsinki. The co-chair made this statement after his first statement caused severe reaction of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. Edward Nalbandian had said he did not understand Matthew Bryza’s statement that Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity should be taken as one of the main principles in the settlement of the conflict.

Commenting on the item in the joint statement of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact Matthew Bryza said it was the co-chairs’ wish.
“Withdrawal of snipers from the line of contact would save life of both soldiers and civilians,” he said.
Asked on what issues concerning the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict Azerbaijan and Armenia had discrepancy the co-chair did not answer. He said the process was underway.
“The co-chairs are hopeful that the presidents will have a meeting soon,” he said.
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