PACE Rapporteur Leo Platvoet: Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia Want to Follow My Report's Recommendations
Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia want to follow recommendation my report includes, Leo Platvoet, PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe) Rapporteur on the Captured and Missing Persons in South Caucasus exclusively told Trendtoday.
During his visit to Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia since September 18 to September 22, 2006, the PACE Rapporteur met the representatives of the International Committee of the red Cross, organizations engaged in founding missing persons, families of the missing persons, and the local authorities.
According to Mr. Platvoet, during the meetings, they again discussed the issue on moving the political aspect away as far as possible to focus their attention on the humanitarian aspect.
The diplomat insists that all interested parties should work together to implement the mechanisms of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It was very clear that the families of the missing understood very well that there is a common sadness on each side and that cooperation is needed, pointed out Mr. Platvoet.
Answering the question whether the countries are ready to step aside the politicization of the issue and take concrete steps to solve the destinies of the missing, Mr. Platvoet answered in the affirmative.