ANKARA: Turkey-Armenia Rapprochement To Contribute To Nagorno-Karaba

TURKEY-ARMENIA RAPPROCHEMENT TO CONTRIBUTE TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT RESOLUTION, CE GENERAL SECRETARY

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Nov 19 2009
Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe hopes rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia
will contribute to resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, General
Secretary Thorbjorn Jagland said at a press conference following
the hand-over ceremony of the Committee of Ministers chairmanship to
Switzerland today.

He said the Council of Europe is ready to assist the parties in the
rapprochement process.

"As to rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia, the Council of Europe
will do anything to assist the parties in the issue," Jagland said.

"No party turned to us in this regard. Both parties are Council of
Europe members, and this fact is important for these countries, as
well as for entire process. I welcome this rapprochement and hope it
will create an opportunity to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict."