BAKU: Azeri defence minister, EU envoy discuss Karabakh

Azeri defence minister, EU envoy discuss Karabakh

Bilik Dunyasi news agency
8 Jul 04


Azerbaijani Defence Minister Col-Gen Safar Abiyev met the special
representative of the EU in the South Caucasus, Heikki Talvitie,

The minister said that Karabakh and other occupied lands are the
territory of Azerbaijan and the people of Azerbaijan will not resign
themselves to the occupation. If all means of resolving the conflict
are exhausted, the country will resort to extreme measures. Armenia
ought to withdraw quickly from the territories it has occupied.

Talvitie said in turn that the EU has joined the settlement process
for the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagornyy Karabakh and
intends to help the OSCE Minsk Group in the issue. “We need to get
direct and objective information about the conflict,” he said.