UN May Adopt GUAM’s Draft Resolution On "Frozen Conflicts"


31.07.2007 20:10 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ There exists a great possibility that the GUAM
proposed draft resolution on "frozen conflicts" will be adopted by the
UN General Assembly without voting, Assistant to Georgia’s permanent
representative in the United Nations Alexander Chelidze stated. The
diplomat said, currently active consultations are on the way in the
UN with GUAM’s allies. "We are holding intensive talks with a certain
group of countries, particularly with Baltic and Eastern European
states. And there exists a possibility that they will support our
resolution. As to key UN players they have repeatedly stated that
the main priority is the territorial integrity of states.

Thus, in his latest interview Russia’s permanent representative
in the United Nations Vitali Churkin noted that the territorial
integrity of states is not a subject for discussions. True, he was
speaking about the conflict in Kosovo, however, Churkin’s words
may be referred to all "frozen conflicts", Chelidze underscored. He
also reminded according to UN rules no consensus is necessary for
adopting this or that resolution in the General Assembly. The Georgian
diplomat says adoption of the draft resolution on "frozen conflicts"
is useful for two reasons. "First, it will draw the attention of the
world community to activities of a young organization, GUAM and will
create resonance. From the other hand, this document will introduce
necessary corrections in approaches of such structures like OSCE, which
are involved in conflict settlement processes," Chelidze underlined,
APA reports.