Agshin Mehdyev, the Azerbaijani Special Representative at the UN, informed Trend exclusively that the discussion of the resolution by the GUAM [a regional organization among Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova] at the UN General Assembly, originally scheduled for 6 December was postponed through the decision of GUAM. He was commenting on the media reports on the postponement of discussions.
He noted that over the past few weeks GUAM member-countries held consultations on different levels and as a result, adopted a unilateral agreement on the postponement of the consideration of the issue. The resolution acts as a target to be better prepared for the discussions and achieve the results that the GUAM countries have counted upon whilst putting forward this initiative, Mehdiyev stressed.
It is necessary to regard the issue calmly. The situation around GUAM's proposal can be bravely attributed as a great success of these countries. I am unwilling to go into detail, but those who are involved in politics, or linked with the situation would easily understand what I mean. The resolution on the postponement is linked with technical issues and should be considered in this platform, the diplomat emphasized.
Mr. Mehdiyev said that this resolution was a result of consultations within the framework of GUAM: As to the positions of definite countries I can definitely say that many countries regard the initiative with understanding and have voiced their willingness to work over the text of the resolution. On the other hand, there are such countries, be it very few, which will never accept the initiative and will do all it possibly can to prevent any progress in the issue. First of all it refers to the Armenians. I do not doubt that everything is well thought and will be successfully implemented irrespective whether it suits the Armenians or not, the Azerbaijani Special Representative at UN emphasized.