BAKU: Visiting US official sees "historical chance" for peace in NK

ANS TV, Azerbaijan
June 11 2009

Visiting US official sees "historical chance" for peace in Karabakh

Visiting US envoy has said that a historical opportunity has emerged
to promote peace and security in the region.

Speaking about the regional security and the Nagornyy Karabakh
conflict visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for European and
Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon told journalists that a historical
opportunity emerged to promote peace and security and that the USA was
ready to do its best to settle the conflict.

"I will discuss the Nagornyy Karabakh issue in the meetings with
Azerbaijani officials and will deliver the USA’s view of the conflict
settlement. A historical opportunity has emerged to promote peace and
security and the USA is ready to provide any support in this issue. I
cannot specify a concrete time for settlement of the Nagornyy Karabakh
conflict but I think there is some progress. We are seriously engaged
in this issue. A solid agreement exists about settlement of the
conflict on basic principles. I think each party will benefit from
settlement of the conflict. A date should be appointed for separate
meetings and summits. Any contact or a meeting between the parties
with our support is a good idea. I hope that a progress will be made
soon. This is very important to us," Philip Gordon said.

He was shown speaking in English with overlaid Azeri translation.
From: Baghdasarian

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