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Baku awaiting serious results from activities of newly appointed OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from US

Politics Materials 19 June 2006 11:17
Baku awaiting serious results from activities of newly appointed OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from US

Baku is awaiting serious results from the activities of the newly appointed OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, the US Ambassador Matthew Bryza, Trend quoted Araz Azimov, the Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Minister, also a special envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, as stating to local television channel ATV.

Azimov said that the new Ambassador is well familiar with the region, which is sure to accelerate negotiations process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.

Excellent familiarity and preparedness of former US Ambassador Steven Mann from the conceptual, political, and practical aspects pays considerable role in the talks. As to Bryza, he is an experienced diplomat well-familiar with the Azerbaijani realities. We expect too much from his activities, said Azimov noting his frequent tours of the region.

The newly appointed OSCE Minsk Group co-chair from the United States will be officially introduced in Vienna on 22 June.

Bryza paid a visit to Azerbaijan as the assistant Secretary of State of the United States on 5-6 June. In his exclusive interview for Trend Bryza said that The United States remains committed to helping secure a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict We continue to believe that 2006 represents a window of opportunity if the Presidents can make difficult and courageous decisions to move forward with a settlement, he underlined.

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