SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF OSCE CHAIRMAN: "NAGORNO KARABAKH STATUS SHOULD BE DEFINED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF AZERBAIJAN"

Today.Az
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July 31 2008
Azerbaijan

"We consider that Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled in the
framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan", said special
representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Heikki Talvitie at a
press conference by results of the visit to Azerbaijan.

He noted that Nagorno Karabakh status should be settled on the basis
of self-determination principle.

He also specified that the status of Nagorno Karabakh should be
defined in the framework of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

The OSCE representative noted that the fact of contacts between
officials of Azerbaijan and Armenia is rejoicing.

"Definite principles are being discussed at the moment. We hope that
direct relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia will be set after the
presidential elections in Azerbaijan and the same principles will be
discussed', said Talvitie.