"I see the parties sow a political will to solve the problems and the philosophy forming our basis is acceptable", Liberty Station reports quoting Matthew Bryza, US co-chairman of OSCE Minsk group, following his meeting with Armenian President Robert Kocharyan on settling Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Trend reports with reference to REGNUM information agency, Mr Bryza, talking on proposals details, said there are some unsolved questions linked to Kelbajar and Lachin, as well as the referendum. Mr Bryza confirmed OSCE MG co-chairmen opinion of Nagorno-Karbakh people sole entitlement to define Karabakhs status. However, Bryza said, the question is whom to consider people of Karabakh as some lived there till 1988 and are also willing to take part in the referendum. Such issues are just offers and suggestions and therefore the agreement is inevitable.
Answering the question whether it is possible to reach the agreement this year or only in 2009, Bryza said the chance always exists as it would be beneficial for the two countries presidents to take part at the elections with the problem already solved. However, he added, the problems are much easier to solve without the tension in big politics. Alongside, American diplomat said OSCE Minsk group was ready to act as long as the parties take these problems seriously.
Touching upon democracy in Armenia, Bryza said US links to Armenia would be as strong as the democracy in this country, especially Armenias participation in Challenge of Millennium program