MUBARIZ AHMEDOGHLU: "THE DIPLOMATIC RESULTS OF 2008 ON THE RESOLUTION OF THE KARABAKH CONFLICT ARE POSITIVE FOR AZERBAIJAN"

Today.Az
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Jan 8 2009
Azerbaijan

All diplomatic results on the resolution of the Karabakh conflict in
2008 are positive for us, said chairman of the center of political
innovations and technologies Mubariz Ahmedoghlu at a press conference
today.

Among the achievements of the Azerbaijani diplomacy the political
scientist listed the adoption of the draft resolution on the situation
in the occupied lands, proposed by Azerbaijan.

The Moscow declaration, where Nagorno Karabakh was removed from
the process as one of the parties of the conflict, became no less
important", said he,

At the same time, he noted that on the whole beginning from 1994
all adopted international documents on the Karabakh conflict are in
favor of Azerbaijan and in all of them Armenia is fixed as a country,
which occupied a part of Azerbaijani lands..

He said the philosophy of the attitude towards the conflict resolution
has also changed.

"If earlier the international community said that it is primarily
necessary to restore economic relations for people to contact with
each others, which will facilitate the conflict resolution, now
everyone says that the conflict resolution will help create and
develop economic relations", said he.

According to Ahmedoghlu, public diplomacy which is spoken of too much,
is more harmful for the conflict resolution than helpful.

"Not only public diplomacy but contacts on high level exist in the
process of the resolution of the Transdniestrian conflict. President
of Moldova Voronin has repeatedly received representatives of the
unrecognized republic. There are ties among simple citizens, yet
it does not lead to the resolution of the conflict. Other examples
are ties between Servia and Kosovo residents before the unilateral
declaration of independence of Kosovo, ties between Georgians and
Abkhazians", said he.