2008-03-03 13:51:00

ArmInfo. The OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Finnish Foreign Minister Ilkka
Kanerva, sent his Special Envoy, Ambassador Heikki Talvitie, to Yerevan
today to try to help overcome a political crisis that led to violence
and the declaration of a state of emergency. As the press service of
OSCE headquarters told ArmInfo, H.Talvitie met RA President Robert
Kocharyan in Yerevan. He also intends to meet RA Prime Minister and
president-elect Serge Sargsyan, Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanyan and
opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan. "I have sent my Special Envoy
to try to bring both sides to the negotiating table and to find a
way out of this crisis through political dialogue," said Minister
Kanerva. "The OSCE considers dialogue central to stability, and
stability is vital in the South Caucasus. Everything should be done
to avoid further casualties and any further escalation of tension",
Ilkka Kanerva resumed.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress