BAKU: OSCE to make special efforts for settlement of NK

Azer Tag, Azerbaijan State Info Agency
Sept 17 2004

[September 17, 2004, 21:43:18]

As was provided by AzerTAj referring to the Russian news agency
RIA-Novosti, Bulgaria during presidency in OSCE is going to make
special efforts for settlement of critical situations in Kosovo,
Nagorny Karabakh and Prednestrovie.

The OSCE Acting Chairman, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
Bulgaria Solomon Passy stated on this. He has said that the Bulgarian
Presidency would make every effort for performance of the obligation
taken on finding ways for solution of the conflict in Nagorny
Karabakh. In particular, S. Passy is going to direct to the region
his special representative – the former prime minister of Bulgaria
Phillip Dimitrov for participation in negotiations with the sides in
conflict. By S. Passy’s words, it causes concern the signals on
deterioration of conditions at the “contact line” between the sides
of the conflict. He has expressed hope that there would be ways to
lower the tension.

S. Passy also has noted that regional conflicts receive new
characteristics, increasing, thus, threat of safety in region of OSCE
and in the world as a whole. OSCE remains the basic tool for the
establishment and expansion of zone of cooperative safety and
democratic values. In this sense, adherence to political dialogue is
the main condition for presence of strong decisions of conflicts, Mr.
Passy has emphasized.