Germany, Berlin /corr. Trend A.Mahrramli / The principle of pre-eminence of law in the issue of peaceful settlement of 'frozen conflicts', raised during the discussions in Berlin, corresponds to the interests of Azerbaijan, the member of the Azerbaijan to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), MP Asim Mollazade, reported to Trend in Berlin on 5 November.
The Monitoring Committee of PACE and the German Institute for International Affairs and Security organized discussions over frozen conflicts (Nagorno-Karabakh, Trans-Dniester, Georgian-Abkhazian, and Georgian-Ossetian) in Berlin on 5 to 6 November. The forum involves both official representatives of the conflicting countries and international experts.
Mollazade, who attended the Berlin discussions, considers it necessary to support the pre-eminence of law. "The discussions reflected policy of European support for the territorial integrity of the countries in settling such conflicts," Azerbaijani MP said. "The right of self-declaration is not supported by Europe as the right to establish any new independent State. There are several complicated points in Europe which are similar with Nagorno-Karabakh. If any European country occupies the territory of other neighboring country, it will present big problems to ensure stability and peace in Europe," Mollazade said.
The MP considers that together with the OSCE, the attention of other European organizations towards the conflict is important for Azerbaijan. "In addition, the 'frozen conflicts' in South Caucasus already adversely affects the security of Europe and at least, energy security of Europe. Therefore we want the European community, its policy and influential organizations to support Azerbaijan in resolving the conflict," Mollazade said.