BAKU: Border To Open With ‘Progress’ In Karabakh Settlement

April 23 2010

Map of Azerbaijan ‘Great Britain is not the Minsk Group member but
it fully supports this process.

The British government fully supports efforts for the peace settlement
of the Karabakh conflict and creation of normal and friendly good
neighbor relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, said Dennis Sammut,
chief executive of LINKS British nongovernmental organization.

He said negotiations are currently held within the framework of the
OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, Russia and France.

‘Great Britain is not the Minsk Group member but it fully supports
this process.

This is a delicate moment for the Minsk process. Much work has been
done through these years. It is important to bring the work to the
logical end’.

As for the possible opening of borders between Turkey and Armenia
without the resolution of the Karabakh conflict, Summut said:

‘There are two approaches to this issue. The first is that if the
border remains close, Armenia may be held under pressure, which will
make it be more flexible in negotiations on Karabakh. Under the second,
the opening of borders may break the blockade, the Armenian mentality,
which is a hindrance for peace in Karabakh and that the opening of
borders with Turkey will make Armenia less dependent on Russia.

I support the second position and I think that Armenia and Turkey are
still loyal to the process of normalizing relations and I suppose the
border will open as soon as there are some positive achievements in
the resolution of the Karabakh conflict’.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“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