The EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, exclusively informed Trend that the European Union does not intend to establish any direct relations with Nagorno-Karabakh, commenting the misinterpretation of his statement during the visit to Yerevan that the EU wished to strengthen the direct contacts with Nagorno-Karabakh.
He said that as the EU Special Envoy in the region, he intends to hold negotiations with Nagorno-Karabakh because his mandate envisages this.
It means that we will consider the possibilities of confidence. It does not interest only Nagorno-Karabakh, but also Azerbaijan, he said. Semneby said that he is not sure that he has made such statement in Armenia, and the EU will not establish any direct relations with Nagorno-Karabakh, except those that exist and touch with measures of confidence.
He said that he plans to visit Nagorno-Karabakh at the end of January or beginning of February 2007.