THOMAS DE WAAL: THERE'S LITTLE EXPECTATION FOR SARGSYAN-ALIYEV MEETING

PanARMENIAN.Net
03.06.2008 12:31 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ There is little expectation for the forthcoming
meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents, according
to a British expert on the Caucasus.

"There is little chance for successful continuation of talks. With
passage of the UN resolution "on the situation in the occupied
territories", Azerbaijan has moved away from the Basic Document
discussed last year. The Azeri leadership is not likely to take drastic
steps on the threshold the presidential election while Yerevan is
too loaded with domestic problems to highlight Karabakh settlement,"
Thomas de Waal told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev are scheduled to meet in Saint
Petersburg on June 6 in the framework of an international economic
conference.