BAKU: Russia’s Role In Karabakh Conflict Should Be Amplified, Vice S

RUSSIA’S ROLE IN KARABAKH CONFLICT SHOULD BE AMPLIFIED, VICE SPEAKER

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Sept 6 2010
Azerbaijan

Ziyafat Asgerov The vice-speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan has
commented on the visit of the Russian president to Azerbaijan.

I want to believe that Russia as the successor to the Soviet Union and
the OSCE Minsk Group will intensify efforts to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh
problem.

The statement came from the first vice-speaker of Milli Majlis of
Azerbaijan Ziyafat Asgerov.

‘The intermediary role of Russia in this process should be
amplified at least because Russia is a successor of the USSR, and the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains a legacy of the Soviet regime. This
problem has created by the Soviet state and therefore Russia has a
great responsibility. Hopefully, Dmitriy Medvedev’s actions will not
disagree with his words.

The indicator of the efforts taken by the Russian president in this
direction is the six meetings he held with Presidents Ilham Aliyev
and Serzh Sargsyan,’ he said.

The vice-speaker praised the outcome of the official visit of the
Russian president to Azerbaijan.

‘It’s no secret that there have been certain difficulties related to
the unsolved portions of the Azerbaijani-Russian border recently.

However, the expert work and efforts of the presidents of the two
countries put the final point in this matter.

The parties came to agreement on sharing waters of the Samur river
and in general on defining the border between the two states. This
agreement alone can characterize Medvedev’s visit to Baku as very
significant’, he said.

From: A. Papazian

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