ITAR-TASS News Agency
April 22, 2004 Thursday 3:12 AM Eastern Time
US to back any Azerbaijan-Armenia agreement on Karabakh – diplomat
By Sevindzh Abdullayeva and Viktor Shulman
U.S. co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk for Nagorno-Karabakh, Steven Mann,
said the major purpose of the U.S. government is to cooperate with
both warring sides in order to find a fair solution to the problem.
In his meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev on Thursday,
Mann said the U.S. supports any agreement that will be reached by the
Mann told journalists that his talks in Baku and Yerevan focused on
organising a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents.
The Minsk Group is maintaining a dialogue with both sides at all
levels because these efforts will help overcome the deadlock, the
He did not rule out that the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group may
visit the region shortly. The exact date of their visit will be
coordinated by the sides, Mann said.
The U.S. diplomat said he has very fruitful meetings with the
leadership of Azerbaijan and Armenia, but he declined to disclose the
details of his talks.
According to certain reports, the presidents of Azerbaijan and
Armenia may meet in Warsaw on April 28 as part of the European
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress