KARABAKH PM SAYS PEACE TALKS PROCEED NORMALLY

Armenpress
April 3 2006

YEREVAN, APRIL 3, ARMENPRESS: The prime minister of Nagorno-Karabakh,
Anushavan Danielian, described efforts to resolve the Karabakh conflict
as 'normal," saying everyone understands it is a complicated problem
that cannot be resolved in an overnight.

He said the cautious optimism of international peace-brokers does
not necessarily mean that the dispute could be settled this year. He
said the OSCE Minsk group cochairmen from the USA, Russia and France
are most likely engaged in serious preparation for the next round
of talks after meeting in Washington and Istanbul in March. He then
argued that resolution of the Karabakh conflict may be applied as a
model for ending other conflicts.

He also shrugged off a last week statement by Azeri foreign minister
Elmar Mamedyarov that Baku was ready to negotiate with Karabakh
Armenians if they acknowledged they are citizens of Azerbaijan,
describing it as 'unserious'.