Peter Semneby, the European Union (EU) Special Representative for South Caucasus, said in an exclusive interview with Mediamax that the EU SR's tour of Nagorno-Karabakh should be a source for disputes.He was commenting on reports urging that his long ago scheduled visit to Stepanakert will not be paid due Baku's demands of visiting Nagorno-Karabakh via Azerbaijan, but not Armenia.
"I have no intention to go into details of the ways I am going to tour Nagorno-Karabakh. I want to say that the EU is eager to be of benefit and we want to support the existing efforts for the resolution of the conflict. Any visit by the EU SR should not become a source of disputes. This is the important criterion. Both sides are tempted to use any foreign force as a way to consolidate their claims in this conflict. It is disappointing, because such an approach deprives us from the freedom of acting, and the sides from the tools for moving forward," Semneby said.
He repeated his intention of touring the Nagorno-Karabakh, but avoided to publicize the date and ways.