The statements by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in a meeting of the OSCE permanent committee, who stated that they cant do anything more in the definition of peaceable principles of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict do not mean a deadlock, U.S. Ambassador Matthew Bryza, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair told Azerbaijani Service of BBC.
The statement means the creative opportunities of mediators have exhausted and therefore, there is necessity for initiatives in decision making by leaders of the confect countries. It is not a deadlock. It is the moment in the negotiation process when the co-chairs say the leaders can take a resolution that they want, Bryza underscored.
Both leaders possess political will, wish cooperation, but we still do not know whether they are ready to take final and difficult steps to summarize the major principles of frame agreement, he said. В"Now it is high time when the leaders should explain their nations the benefit of the peace plan, show the way for progress with the help of compromises. This is the way of diplomacy, the mediator emphasized.
Bryza underlined that thee are fair and encouraging principles. These are the best of all proposals put so far. Id say that we are too far to peace as never. But I cant guarantee that the Presidents using their sovereign rights will accept these proposals or inject changes, which would satisfy both sides, he stressed.
According to the co-chair, the statement by the United States on support to territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and a principle on self-determination do not contradict each other. If you pay attention to the statements by the co-chairs, they refer to both principles. The most important is to find the contacts between these principles at the table of talks.