BAKU: Armenia claims PACE resolution on Upper Garabagh declarative

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Jan 28 2005

Armenia claims PACE resolution on Upper Garabagh is declarative

The Armenian Foreign Ministry said that the PACE rapporteur David
Atkinson’s report on the Garabagh conflict, although it included some
positive parts, was generally incomplete, the ministry spokesman
Hamlet Kasparian told local Regnum agency.
Kasparian said the resolution adopted by the Parliamentary Assembly
of the Council of Europe (PACE) covers the results of the conflict
but not the reasons behind it.
`Yerevan believes that changes were made to the resolution in a
biased manner. According to the Turkish representative at the PACE
Political Committee, one of Armenia’s proposals, which was earlier
agreed upon with Atkinson, was not approved. The resolution is not
mandatory but advisory and declarative,’ Kasparian said. He said that
peace talks will continue within the OSCE Minsk Group and the
positive and negative provisions of the resolution are unlikely to
affect the negotiating process.*