AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Dec 2 2004

OSCE expert group may be set up to disclose Armenians' illegal
settlement

Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and his Deputy Araz Azimov held a
private meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Steven Mann, Yuri
Merzlyakov and Henry Jacolin in New York last Wednesday.

The present-day situation with the talks on the settlement of the
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Upper Garabagh was in focus of the
meeting.
The Azerbaijani side expressed concerns over the settlement of
Armenians in the occupied lands of Azerbaijan. 13,000 Armenians have
been settled in the Lachin District alone, Minister Mammadyarov said.

"Armenia is violating relevant resolutions adopted by the UN Security
Council and international humanitarian laws and jeopardizes the
OSCE-mediated peace talks."
The Minister said that an independent expert group should be set up
within the OSCE to disclose the facts related to Armenia's policy of
settlement in the occupied Azeri lands.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress