The head of the temporary PACE committee on Nagorno-Karabakh, Lord Russell Johnston said in his interview to the MediaMax that he thinks about the resumption of hostilities in the region with the great displeasure.
He stated that creation of the PACE committee on Nagorno-Karabakh doesnt mean that we try to become full-fledged mediator in the talks.
The OSCE Minsk group is professionally occupied in that problem for more than 10 years and I dont think that the Council of Europe can replace it. Our goal is to render all necessary assistance to the OSCE Minsk group co-chairmen, Lord Johnston said.
Speaking about the committee plans he did not exclude the possibility that its members will visit Armenia and Azerbaijan this year.
We are also thinking about arranging the meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani MPs, though it is too early to speak about the exact plans, he concluded.