PACE Expresses Regret on Delay of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Settlement
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) expresses its regret for the delay of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, stated a paper of the PACE Resolution on Armenia fulfilling its obligations undertaken before the Council of Europe, which has been presented to ARKA news agency by the Information Office of the Council of Europe.
The Assembly expresses regret that irrespective of three meetings between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in 2006 and great efforts of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, at present it is noted serious progresses have not been achieved in the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, mentioned in the Resolution.
The Assembly considers it necessary to remember that the rapid settlement of the conflict arises in the interests of the two countries, cited the document.
In addition, PACE does not exclude the possibility of applying force to resolve the conflict in accordance with the obligations undertaken by Armenia and Azerbaijan while entering the Council of Europe, Trend reports.
The final settlement of the conflict has not been achieved yet and the prospects of the stability and prosperity of the region remain groundless, the document states. In addition, the resolution says that the Council of Europe stands ready to provide assistance in forming a favorable atmosphere in negotiations and strengthening the dialogue at the level of Parliament and between the peoples of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, by not interfering in the negotiation process.