POLITICAL ANALYST ALEXEY VLASOV: "THIS YEAR CAN BE A TEST YEAR TOWARDS SETTLEMENT OF NK CONFLICT"

APA
June 29 2012
Azerbaijan

"Key to the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in hand of
Baku and Yerevan"

Baku. Anakhanum Hidayatova - APA. "This year can be a test year
towards settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict", Director-General
of the Information and Analytical Center for Study of the Social and
Political Processes in post-Soviet space Alexey Vlasov said at the
press conference in Baku.

He said that the West was not showing direct interest to the settlement
of this conflict: "As you know, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
visited the South Caucasus region some time ago. She didn't put
forward any clear proposal on the conflict's settlement.

Taking into account Washington's interest in the region, she might
have put forward a concrete proposal. As you see, the mediators have
serious problems on this issue".

Vlasov said that though Russia is one of the important participants of
negotiation process on the settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict,
the sides that should agree to compromise are Azerbaijan and Armenia
only: "The positions of the sides doesn't coincide, process reaches
a dead-end. Key to the solution of the problem is in hand of Baku
and Yerevan".