EU ready to assist Nagorno-Karabakh conflict sides in peacekeeping issue EU special rep on S Caucasus
The resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the problem which the conflict sides must sole together with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. In case any agreement is reached, the EU is ready to render support under its possibilities, in particular, in issue of peacekeeping, Heikki Talvitie, a special representative of European Union on South Caucasus, Heikki Talvitie, who is about to complete his office, stated in Baku on Thursday.
He underlined that the sides jointly with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs should resolve the problem. Despite my optimism and the work done by the co-chairs still too much should be done in this respect, Talvitie underscored.
Talvitie informed that during the visit he discussed with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, a wide range of issues concerning cooperation between the EU and Azerbaijan, especially, an Action Plan under the EUs New Neighborhood Program, as well as resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
In this respect (Action plan Trend) I am very optimism, he underlined, noting that it is dealt with the important parts of the program. In particular, Id like to note the Partnership for Cooperation Agreement between Azerbaijan and EU, which we are going to revitalize, the EU special representative stressed.
The diplomat noted that during the two-day visit to Azerbaijan he plans to meet with several state officials, in particular with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
On Friday Talvitie will host a news conference on the results of its last visit to Azerbaijan.