NATO not to be involved in Karabakh settlement,

NATO not to be involved in Karabakh settlement, Scheffer says in Armenia

Mediamax news agency
5 Nov 04


NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said in Yerevan today
that “the alliance has no intention or ambition to settle the Nagornyy
Karabakh conflict”.

Mediamax news agency reports that the secretary-general said this at a
briefing on the results of his meeting with Armenian President Robert
Kocharyan. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that although “NATO is in
favour of a swift solution to this conflict, which has been dragging
on for too long, we think that the main role in the peace process
should be played by the OSCE Minsk Group”.

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer also gave a negative answer to a question about
NATO’s possible involvement in ensuring the security of the
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline. He said that “stability and security
in the region are important factors for the work of pipelines, but
this does not mean that NATO intends to play any active role in this