NKR Deputy FM Warns Foreign Agencies Against “Inadequate” Reports

NKR Deputy FM Warns Foreign Agencies Against “Inadequate” Reports

Mediamax news agency
21 Apr 04


The deputy foreign minister of the Nagornyy Karabakh Republic [NKR],
Masis Mailyan, has expressed satisfaction with the fact that the
recently-published 2003 international narcotics strategy report by the
US Department of State does not any longer contain information
promoted by Azerbaijan concerning the cultivation and spread of
narcotics in Nagornyy Karabakh and its subject territories.

In an interview with Mediamax, Mailyan said that this became possible
due to the openness of the Karabakh authorities that have repeatedly
addressed appropriate international structures, particularly the OSCE
and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as well as
the US Department of State with an appeal to set up an independent
monitoring group which will be sent to Nagornyy Karabakh to study the
situation on the ground and establish objective facts.

Mailyan recalled that “in order to hamper the sending of such an
international mission to Nagornyy Karabakh the Azerbaijani side has
been putting forward unacceptable conditions during several years,
thus misleading the international community”.

The NKR deputy foreign minister expressed the hope that from now on
the US Department of State as well as international structures will
refuse using inadequate information in their reports. “We are sure
that the activities of the group of independent experts will allow to
put an end to the farfetched accusations on the part of Azerbaijan and
will prevent further misinformation of the international community,”
Mailyan said.