US to back any Azerbaijan-Armenia agreement on Karabakh – diplomat

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
diplomat stressed.

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
Economic Forum.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS