PACE Co-Rapporteur Support Establishment of Sub-Committee within Council of Europe on Frozen Conflicts
France, Paris / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / A co-rapporteur of the PACE Monitoring Group on Azerbaijan Andrea Herkel supports the idea to establish a permanent sub-committee on the frozen conflicts issue within the Council of Europe.
"I support the idea to establish a permanent sub-committee within PACE on frozen conflicts or a format of public hearings on conflict problems. Naturally, the issue needs to be considered," Herkel stated to the Trend agency.
Herkel believes that resolution of frozen conflicts is one of the important issues for the Council of Europe. "The issue concerns not only Azerbaijan but includes Georgia and Moldova. The issue is necessary to be seriously discussed," Herkel noted. он.
Herkel stated we should not hope that "these conflicts may to be settled tomorrow." "However, I support the position of Azerbaijan to take up the issue seriously," he added.
Herkel considers important the role of Azerbaijani and Armenian publics in settlement of the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Comparing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to the North-Osetin conflict, Herkel noted presence of contacts and dialogues in the North-Osetin conflict. "We can expect prospect if there are contacts and dialogues between countries," the co-rapporteur said.
Herkel expressed regret that the present generation was brought up expecting to return back to their homeland. This is a problem both of international organizations and people themselves, Herkel stated.