OSCE head hopes for achievement of accord at February meeting of presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan
В"I hope that during the meeting of Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Paris achievement of the accord on the Nagorno-Karabakh problem will be possible, the OSCE acting chairman, the Foreign Minister of Belgium Karel de Gucht said in a statement on 25 January 2006 in Baku during the news conference, Trend reports.
According to him, OSCE will consider its priority the activities aimed at the resolving of the conflict also in future. In case presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia will start preparations over the agreement, OSCE will be ready to support implementation of all aspects of the agreement, Karel de Gucht added.
Talking about the stationing of the peace-keeping forces in the conflict area, he said, OSCE itself has no peace-keeping forces at its disposal and the deployment process is to be proceeded by the negotiations with a number of states, which are ready to send their contingents. However, according to him, the mandate of the peace-keeping forces is to be discussed first. Karel de Gucht noted also, OSCE is ready to support in rehabilitation and restoration of areas in the conflict zone.
The OSCE chairman called the goal of his visit not considering the issues of the negotiation process, but discussion of the forthcoming February meeting of presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Paris. OSCE is the organization, carrying out its activities based on the multilateral approach. In case the sides come to the common decision we will back it, Karel de Gucht summarized.