Matthew Bryza Says OSCE Minsk Group’s Activity Very Efficient

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 9 April 2008 18:10 (UTC +04:00)

Matthew Bryza, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and the US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, said today that it is necessary to give 'some space' to the new President for participation in the negotiations on settling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

According to Mediamax, Bryza made the statement when commenting on possibility of participation of unrecognized 'Nagorno-Karabakh Republic' (NKR) in the negotiations.

He did not rule out that the unrecognized NKR may take part in the negotiations, but said that there is an acting format of negotiations and it should be stuck to.

"I feel that Azerbaijan has a will to continue the negotiations, but they have right to seek changes in the document. Me as a mediator should cooperate with both sides to help them to find 'common language'," Bryza said.

As for the OSCE Minsk Group's work, Bryza said that the mediators are operating very efficiently and the format is the most acceptable for the time being.