EU URGES AZERBAIJAN, ARMENIA TO RESOLVE KARABAKH CONFLICT PEACEFULLY

Interfax News Agency
July 31 2008
Russia

The European Union welcomes further Karabakh settlement negotiations
between Azerbaijan and Armenia, EU Special Representative for the
South Caucasus Peter Semneby said on Thursday.

the sides should work on a peaceful settlement of the conflict on
the basis of fundamental principles and coordinate their actions with
the OSCE Minsk Group, he said.

Semneby has had negotiations with Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar
Mamedyarov, President Ilham Aliyev and representatives of non-
governmental organizations.

He said they had discussed the Karabakh conflict, the pre-election
situation in Azerbaijan, Azeri efforts to hold free elections, and
the Azeri role in the provision of energy security of Europe.