BAKU: Baku hails Georgian President’s separatism combat plan

Baku hails Georgian President’s separatism combat plan

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Feb 10 2005

Baku considers the initiatives of Tbilisi in settling relations with
South Ossetia in terms of resolving the separatism problem in South
Caucasus as an important step forward.

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Araz Azimov, told journalists
that the Georgian President, Saakashvili’s peace plan and the recent
PACE resolution on Upper Garabagh are two remarkable factors for
resolution of regional conflicts.

Speaking at PACE in Strasbourg on January 26, Saakashvili laid out
new initiatives for settling the conflict over South Ossetia aimed
at granting the region a broad autonomy.

Azimov said that a noticeable intolerance of separatism and the
tendency towards resolving this conflict, based on the observance
of the territorial integrity of countries in such troubled zones,
are currently observed in the CE and Europe.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS