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GENERATION CHANGE NECESSARY TO SOLVE KARABAKH CONFLICT


30.04.2005 04:10

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is possible
in 20-25 years at least, Head of the Department of Conflictology and
Migration of the Institute of Peace and Democracy in Baku Arif Yunusov told
PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. In his words, the level of the Armenian-Azeri
relations is very low today. There is no confidence between the peoples and
each party is only sure it is right. «The relations can be called
mirror-like, as both the Armenian and the Azeri parties call each other
aggressors, media in both countries equally cover the problems from their
own point of view,» Yunusov noted. In his words, the solution of the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict is virtually impossible - especially under the rule of the
current Armenian authorities. For the conflict to be solved a change of
generations is necessary, as only the new generation, being tired of the
constant hostility, will come to reconciliation. As noted by Yunusov, there
are 3 options for the developments regarding this problem. The first is the
signing of a peace accord, however both the Armenian and the Azeri peoples
are not ready to it. He called this opinion a fantastical one. The second
option is that of Cyprus. And the third one is the Near East or the Israeli
opinion, which provides for periodical hostilities and protracted talks
until the parties are tired of fighting. Commenting on the fact that the
parties to conflict do not meet within the OSCE MG today, Yunusov noted it
confirmed the talks have come to a stalemate. At that he noted calling the
Karabakh conflict a «Karabakh» one was incorrect. In his words, it is «a
pure Armenian-Azeri conflict.»