MAJORITY OF ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN POPULATION FOR PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

30.07.2004 13:49

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The majority of the population of Armenia and
Azerbaijan is for peaceful coexistence. The results of a sociological
survey, held in Armenia and Azerbaijan by Millenium Educational Research
Association and Azerbaijani Sociological Association with the support of
Texas University, evidence it. 1000 people were questioned in each of
the two countries and 200 Armenians and the same number of Azeris from
Nagorno Karabakh, Azg Yerevan newspaper reported. 74.2% of respondents
from Armenia and 45.8% of those from Azerbaijan come for restoration of
relations between the two countries. 97% of Armenians and 93% of Azeris
interviewed said they wished to coexist peacefully. As a precondition
for restoration of previous ties 60% of Armenian respondents mentioned
the independence of Nagorno Karabakh. 38% of those questioned in
Azerbaijan said liberation of "occupied territories" was such a
precondition. The return of refugees to Nagorno Karabakh was also noted.
Both parties point to the governments of their own countries as the
authors of the conflict.