GUAM Member States in Favor of Special Resolution by PACE on Frozen Conflicts
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 January / corr. Trend I. Alizadeh/ The member states of GUAM, an organization for democracy and economic development, plan to adopt a special resolution on the frozen conflicts in the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and relevant works required to be carried out in this direction.
"The GUAM member states, initiated the adoption of the resolution in PACE. It is possible that PACE will adopt a special resolution on the frozen conflicts in 2008," Samad Seidov, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation in PACE, the chairman of the Permanent Commission on International Relations and Inter-Parliamentary Links, said to Trend on 17 January.
According to Seidov, the delegations of GUAM member states in PACE are working out on a resolution for signing. It is not inconceivable that discussions will be held in PACE on this issue, Seidov said.
PACE discussed the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict in 2005 and adopted the resolution 1416.
"Our aim is not to let the frozen conflicts to be included in the agenda of the international community, until they are regulated," he added.
The Council of Europe has already conducted special auditions on the Nagorno-Karabakh, the Trans-Dniester, Abkhaz and South Osetia conflicts.
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova had a common position during the auditions.
"At present, the discussions are held in the Council of Europe for the establishment of the subcommittee on the regulation of the frozen conflicts," Seidov said.
GUAM includes Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova.