ILKKA KANERVA DOESN'T SEE NEED TO TRANSFER KARABAKH ISSUE TO UN

PanARMENIAN.Net
29.02.2008 15:21 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Progress in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement
talks and prompt achievement of results is an urgent task of the OSCE,
Finnish Foreign Minister, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ilkka Kanerva
said in Baku.

"There is comprehensive support to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
settlement," he said.

Kanerva said that the international community trusts the Minsk Group
and supports the settlement of the conflict within its framework. "I do
not oppose the UN but I do not see necessity in replacing the Minsk
Group by this organization," he said. "Resolution of the Nagorno
Karabakh conflict settlement is a priority for the OSCE."

"This conflict should be resolved in the framework of international
law and in a peaceful manner," he said.

With regards to the participation of Nagorno Karabakh in the process,
Mr Kaneva said this topic remains open.

According to him, it's not the right time for their participation yet,
Trend Azeri news agency reports.