Specific moves need to be taken in 2006 for the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement, deputy Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Araz Azimov said in a statement during the briefing on 13 December, Trend reports.
In his view, the options for the conflict peaceful settlement are possible the next year. However, he thinks, there exists a number of problems in the conflict solution which are to be resolved at the highest level. He agrees with the standpoints of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen that 2006 may be decisive for the problem solution. He explained it by the fact, that there will be no elections in either of the countries the following year and there are changes in the geopolitical and geo-strategic situation in the region. These changes form new pre-conditions for the conflict resolution, the diplomat stressed.
He confirmed the information on the forthcoming 16-17 December visit of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to Azerbaijan. Touching upon the diplomatsвЂ™ forthcoming meeting program Azimov said, their meetings with the President and the Foreign Ministry head of Azerbaijan are scheduled.
Having positively assessed the passed sitting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers Council (FMC) in Ljubljana, Azimov noted, in the document adopted by the OSCE FMC there are вЂњbig shortcomingsвЂќ. To his mind, the positive side of the document is that it underlines the necessity of the OSCE role activating in settlement of the regional conflicts, as well as the necessity to revise the OSCE role in general in the geopolitical space.