ArmInfo News Agency, Armenia
Dec 1 2006

ARMENIAN FM HOPES THAT ARMENIAN AND AZERI SIDES WILL AGREE ON POINT
OF OSCE FMs' POLITICAL STATEMENT CONCERNING NAGORNO-KARABAKH



Dec 3-4 Armenian FM Vardan Oskanyan will visit Brussels to take part
in a meeting of the OSCE FM Council.

During a press-conference today Oskanyan said that the OSCE FMs will
focus on OSCE reformation and will also make a political statement
concerning conflicts. Oskanyan said that the Armenian side has
already started negotiations with the OSCE MG co-chairs and
Azerbaijan concerning the point on Nagorno-Karabakh. The sides have
not reached agreement yet. The talks were started in Minsk and will
probably be continued in Brussels. Oskanyan hopes that the sides will
come to agreement. The sides will also discuss with the OSCE MG
co-chairs GUAM's initiative on "frozen conflicts."

>From Brussels Oskanyan will go to Strasbourg where he will meet with
CE Secretary General Terry Davis and the Ago group. He is going to
raise the question of Armenian cross-stones in Nakhichevan and to ask
the CE to send a monitoring group there. From Strasbourg Oskanyan
will go back to Brussels to meet with NATO Secretary General Jaap de
Hoop Scheffer. From Brussels Oskanyan will go to Paris to take part
in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Armenian General
Benevolent Union.