OSCE MG: Terms of agreement on NK depend on political will of people

PanArmenian News
July 13 2005

OSCE MG: TERMS OF AGREEMENT ON KARABAKH DEPEND ON POLITICAL WILL OF
PEOPLE

12.07.2005 08:48

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ `The draft agreement will hardly be ready by the
meeting of the Armenian and Azeri Presidents in Kazan. We are working
at the formulation and principles of the settlement. The process of
their coordination will probably take several months,’ Russian
Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov said at a press
conference in Baku. `Peaceful agreement can be worked out as within
the next several months as within the next century. The terms depend
on the political will of the leaders and people’, the US Co-Chair
added. French Co-Chair Bernard Fassier shared the opinion. In his
words, the Minsk Group is a mediator only while the Presidents are
responsible for the establishment of peace. The mediators reported
that during the negotiations with the Azerbaijani leadership the
issue of opening communications between Azerbaijan and Nakhichevan
via Armenia and Karabakh. In their opinion when the issue is urgent
it will be advisable to include the Armenian and Azeri communities of
Karabakh in the process, Day.az reports.

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