Bernard Fassier: In Case Of Good Will, A Good Combination Of Princip

BERNARD FASSIER: IN CASE OF GOOD WILL, A GOOD COMBINATION OF PRINCIPLES FOR PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT CAN BE FOUND

ArmInfo
2008-09-17 10:37:00

ArmInfo. Bernard Fassier, OSCE Minsk Group French Co-chair told
media in Stepanakert that recognition depends on many factors. It
is necessary to carefully evaluate every situation and its specific
aspects. Sometimes situations have some similarities but there are
often significant differences, B. Fassier said when asked about dual
standards in recognition of newly established states. B. Fassier
arrived in NKR Tuesday, ArmInfo correspondent to Stepanakert reports.

Fassier emphasized that conflicts generally and particularly in the
area of the former Soviet Union cannot be compared. He reiterated
that the conflict in Kosovo was a conflict inside the country with
involvement of many international organizations. As regards Karabakh,
he said, it is not a conflict inside one country. Though, in conformity
with international law, Karabakh is still officially considered as part
of Azerbaijan, but there is a conflict between parties simultaneously,
he said. B. Fassier outlined another aspect i.e. absence of direct
actions by international organizations like the UN and others. At the
same time, he said, that the law is important but not enough since
confidence and good will of the parties is necessary as well. He is
sure that in case of good will, a good combination of principles for
peaceful settlement can be found.

To recall, OSCE MG French Cochairman Bernard Fassier arrived in the
NKR capital Stepanakert on September 16. The French diplomat had
over a two-hour meeting with NKR President Bako Sahakyan after which
B. Fassier gave a briefing for the local and accredited journalists.

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