BAKU: There Can Be A Compromise In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict


Ïðaâî Âûaîða, Azerbaijan
Democratic Azerbaijan
Aug 14 2007

Matthew Bryza: "To progress both parties should sacrifice something"
"The settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be based on
compromises. After St. Petersburg meeting between the Presidents of
Azerbaijan and Armenia it was unclear whether both parties were ready
to make compromise. Some time later it became clear that the leaders
intend to continue their activity within the Minsk process." Matthew
Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States for European
and Eurasian Affairs, American Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group
said. He informed that it’d be shameful if the Minsk Group’s long-term
activity failed: "We have to complete the establishment of basic
principles till the beginning of elections in both countries.

These principles should be within the Helsinki Final Act and cause
the resolution of the conflict by peaceful meanings."

M. Bryza also touched upon the last meeting of the Co-Chairmen and
said that after St. Petersburg meeting the Minsk Group’s Co-Chairmen
made very interesting proposals. According to him, the said process
has some difficult moments which should be regulated by the decree of
the Presidents: "The Minsk Group can make just proposals. The taking
concrete decision depends only on States."

American Co-Chairman expressed his own view concerning the visit
of Azerbaijani intelligentsia to the Nagorno-Karabakh, calling this
deed as good example. He expressed his hope for that such visit will
be occurred quiet often: "After the conflict settlement two nations
should regulate their relations. It is necessary to start this process
particularly now." As regards the fact that the Co-Chairmen leave
for the Nagorno-Karabakh not from Azerbaijan’s territory, M. Bryza
called that technical side of the issue and noted the importance of
holding consultations with security experts. The American co-chairman
stated once more that the Minsk Group Members recognize Azerbaijan’s
territorial integrity: "Territorial integrity is one of the principles
stipulated in the Helsinki Final Act. The other two principles concern
the non-use of force and right to the self-determination. For all
us – leaders, co-chairmen and nations the complicacy is to find a
compromise. Anyway I believe that there can be a compromise in the
solution of the said conflict. Anyway we are very close to that."

M. Bryza added that to progress both parties should sacrifice

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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