BAKU BELIEVES REFERENDUM ON NK MUST BE NATIONWIDE

Today, Azerbaijan
July 3 2006

Baku believes that a referendum on the status of Nagorno Karabakh
should be nationwide, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov
told journalists on Monday.

According to Itar-Tass, he pointed out that Azerbaijan's stand was
"clear." "The Nagorno Karabakh problem may be settled after effects
of the armed conflict are eliminated."

"Earlier, not only Armenians, but also Azerbaijanis resided in Nagorno
Karabakh," Azimov said.

If to speak of democratic conflict settlement, the demographic
situation in Nagorno Karabakh as it was before the conflict waged
should be re-established and the Azerbaijani Diaspora should be
returned back to their homes, he said.

As for future signing of the framework agreement on the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement during the G8 summit due in St.

Petersburg, where the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents will take
part, Azimov said "such agreement should be drafted first as it does
not exist."

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From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress