REFERENDUM ON KARABAKH'S STATUS POSSIBLE IN 15-20 YEARS, BAKU SAYS

PanARMENIAN.Net
02.08.2008 15:24 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Referendum on Nagorno Karabakh's status is possible
in 15-20 years, according to Novruz Mammadov, head of the international
relations department at the Azeri presidential administration.

"These processes may become possible only after return of Azeri
refugees and displaced persons," Mammadov said when commenting on
yesterday's statement by OSCE Minsk Group U.S. Co-chair Matthew Bryza,
Novosti Azerbaijan reports.

"Nagorno Karabakh residents will decide for themselves whether the
republic will return under Azeri control or will be independent,"
Bryza said after the meeting between the Armenian and Azeri Foreign
Ministers in Moscow.

"The people of Nagorno Karabakh will express their will through a
referendum," he said.