Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan Should Demonstrate Political Will In Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Ambassador at OSCE MG
French Ambassador Bernard Fassie, an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, stated at a news conference in Yerevan on 24 May that the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan should demonstrate a political will in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Новости-Армения reports.
He stated that the co-chairs are attempting to assist the conflicting sides to reach a compromise. Whilst none of the three co-chairing countries can wave their magic wand, they are unable to offer the sides an easy solution.
"To achieve progress within the resolution process, the two sides must demonstrate political will. We cannot make a decision for them. The proposals by the co-chairs are very important, but there is something more important - to what extent are both sides prepared to demonstrate their political will to understand each other,' the diplomat emphasized.
In his turn the Russian Ambassador Yuriy Merzlyakov noted that the co-chairs believe that 90% of the conditions are impartial in the resolution of the conflict.
The OSCE Minsk Group Chairs from France and Russia have been visiting Armenia from 23 May as part of a tour of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflicting region. During their visit they held meetings with the President of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian and the Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian.
On 24 May the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will leave for Baku.