BAKU: OSCE mediators hold presser to discuss results of visit to AZ

OSCE mediators hold presser to discuss results of visit to Azerbaijan

ANS TV, Baku
12 Jul 05

[Presenter] The visit to Baku by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs is
coming to an end. As part of the visit, the co-chairs had a second
meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov today. The
OSCE Minsk Group’s Russian co-chair, Yuriy Merzlyakov, said that the
meeting was a continuation of yesterday’s meeting. He said they
decided to hold another round of talks with the foreign minister after
their meeting with the president. The co-chairs also held a news
conference on the results of their visit to Baku.

[Correspondent] If we achieve what the peoples of Azerbaijan and
Armenia want, it will be possible to achieve a lot for the region’s
future and to restore residential areas and communications. This view
was aired during the news conference held by the OSCE Minsk Group
co-chairs in Baku.

The US co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, Steven Mann, said that
they shed light on details of issues that were discussed this time.

Yuriy Merzlyakov said that now the key issue is to get a document
based on the Warsaw agreement. As for the fate of a peace agreement,
Mann said that it can be achieved in a few months or in the next 100
years. This depends on the will of the two countries’ leaders and on
the desire of the peoples. The governments of the two countries have
reached this process and it makes it possible to achieve immediate
results. The co-chairs will go to Armenia today to continue the talks
there.

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