Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / Magdalena Fritcheva, the International Crisis Group Caucasus Project Director, stated on 13 June that it is too difficult to expect a breakthrough in the resolution of the [Armenian-Azerbaijani] Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the near future.
Fritcheva noted that the continuation of the dialogue is a positive step and it is very important to hold it at every level. She was commenting on the recent meeting between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian, in St. Petersburg.
Fritcheva announced that in July the ICG will present its third report on Nagorno-Karabakh, the new report will cover new developments since the publication of the last report by ICG in 2005, estimating the situation in the negotiations. The report will consider the tendencies and dynamics of developments in both communities.
With respect to POWs from both the Azerbaijani and Armenian sides, the ICG representative said that media reports from these sides actually pursue political agendas.