European Envoy In NK Urges Joint Effort To Find Missing Persons

EUROPEAN ENVOY IN NK URGES JOINT EFFORT TO FIND MISSING PERSONS

Mediamax news agency, Yerevan, in Russian
18 Sep 06

Yerevan, 18 September: The rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly
of the Council of Europe for missing persons, Leo Platvoet, said in
Stepanakert [Xankandi] today that "cooperation between all parties
to the Karabakh conflict in issues concerning missing persons could
be mutually beneficial".

Platvoet said that all whom he had met in Yerevan, Baku and Stepanakert
spoke out against politicizing this problem and expressed their
readiness to cooperate.

The International Committee of the Red Cross has worked out a special
mechanism to resolve such issues as determining the fate of missing
persons and hostages, finding where they are buried and identifying
human remains, Platvoet said.

"All the sides need to cooperate and refrain from politicizing
humanitarian issues for this mechanism to work," he stressed.

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