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Problems Should be Solved to Protect Stability in S.Caucasus: Goran Lenmarker

Politics Materials 1 September 2008 13:34 (UTC +04:00)
Problems Should be Solved to Protect Stability in S.Caucasus: Goran Lenmarker

Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 September / Trend corr. I.Alizade / Goran Lenmarker, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (PA OSCE) Special Envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Georgia, discussed the current situation in South Caucasus at a meeting at the Azerbaijani Parliament.

"We mulled over general problems existing in the region, current situation and some issues on this matter at the meeting with the PA OSCE's envoy," Samad Seyidov, the chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament's standing commission on international and inter-parliamentary relations and the head of the Azerbaijani Delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), told Trend news on 1 September.

Lenmarker, former president of the PA OSCE and current Special Envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh and Georgia, arrived in Azerbaijan on 1 September. Lenmarker will meet with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov and the Azerbaijani Delegation at the PA OSCE and the Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.

The PA OSCE Special Envoy will visit Georgia and Armenia.

The PA OSCE Special Envoy wanted to know the commission's position on conflicts existing in South Caucasus and their solution, Asmi Mollazade, who participated in a meeting between Lenmarker and members of the Azerbaijani Parliament's standing commission on international and inter-parliamentary relations, said.

"The commission's members told Lenmarker that the OSCE basic principles and documents are being violated in South Caucasus and territorial integrity of countries is not observed. The latest developments in Georgia should attract attention of the international community to these conflicts again," Mollazade said.

According to the MP, the parliamentary commission asked the PA OSCE to support international law and to approach to all conflicts on the base of these principles.

"We told Lenmarker that first it is necessary to solve existing conflicts to protect stability and to provide regular development. These measures should be achieved on the base of the international law and the OSCE basic principles," the member of the commission said.

According to Lenmarker, Azerbaijan is located in the major strategic part of South Caucasus and it is necessary to solve the conflicts to protect stability and it should be done on the base of the international law.

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