Armenia sees no need for EU mediation in NK settlement

Armenia sees no need for EU mediation in Karabakh settlement

May 27 2004

Yerevan. (Interfax) – Armenia does not think it is necessary for
the European Union to act as mediator in the settlement of the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian
told reporters on Wednesday.

He said talks on Nagorno-Karabakh are being held in the framework of
the OSCE Minsk group which fully suits the Armenian side.

“The European Union has always promoted the efforts of the Minsk
Group and I hope it will continue to do so. But there is currently
no need to involve the EU in the negotiations as a mediator,” he said.

Oskanian also denied reports of new proposals on Karabakh from
Minsk group co-chairmen. “New ideas should not be confused with new
proposals,” he said.