Great Britain, London / corr. Trend G.Ahmadov / The Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia should themselves reach an agreement reflecting the key principles of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the Director of the European Program of the International Crisis Group, Sabina Frazer, reported to Trend.
"The Presidents have been speaking of this document for already 3-4 years, but currently it is necessary for them to sign or reach an agreement on it," she said. The current talks - ' Prague process' - began in April 2004 through appointing Steven Man to the post of Co-chair when a series of the meetings of the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia commenced in Prague. Unlike Azerbaijan, the Armenian side protests against the settlement of the conflict within the Prague process envisaging gradual settlement of the conflict.
Touching upon the coming elections in both countries, Frazer said that the conflict should be resolved by the elections. "The Presidents should prove to their peoples that it is better to resolve the conflict peacefully without military operations," she said.
The International Crisis Group's recent report regarding Nagorno-Karabakh says that Armenia and Azerbaijan strengthen their military possibilities and none of the sides considers that it is high time to make a compromise.
"Strengthened arms of both countries present threats and create an expression that the war may outbreak in 5-10 years," Frazer said.
According to her, the report calls on to begin discussions. "Our goal is to present the review of the current conflict situation to the communities of both countries," the Director of the European Program said.
"Our report contains moments dissatisfying both Armenian and Azerbaijani side," she said. According to Frazer, the representatives of the International Crisis Group will visit Azerbaijan at the beginning of 2008.