ELMAR MAMMADYAROV: AZERBAIJAN’S POSITION IS NOW MORE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD AND SUPPORTED IN EUROPE
Azeri Press Agency
Dec 9 2008
Brussels. Alexander Kean – APA. Europe has now come to better see
unsolved "frozen conflicts" as risk, Azerbaijan’s FM Elmar Mammadyarov
told the APA correspondent in Brussels.
According to him, after the events in Georgia, the capitals around
Europe, and in particular Brussels got more aware of what Azerbaijan
has for many years said that the conflicts are not "frozen" because
they can be active at any unexpected moment," said the minister.
"Also, they increasingly understand better that you need to make a
move so as to avoid undesirable events," he added.
Elmar Mammadyarov noted that Azerbaijan’s position on the withdrawal
of Armenian troops from Nagorno-Karabakh is increasingly better
understood and supported in Europe.
According to the minister, the withdrawal of Armenian troops would
open communications links, allow the return f internally displaced
persons, create opportunity for economic development and, in general,
will contribute to the predictability of events.
"I think this is quite a serious argument to override any other
arguments , he underlined.