CEASEFIRE MUST LEAD TO LASTING PEACE

Azat Artsakh - Nagorno Karabakh Republic [NKR]
16 May 05

"Karabakh diplomacy seeks to turn the ceasefire into lasting and
stable peace," told the vice foreign minister of NKR M. Mayilian
to the news agency De Facto on May 12, the day when the ceasefire
was signed in 1994 by Russia's mediation. According to him, for
far the ceasefire has been the only tangible result of the peace
talks. Masis Mayilian said, "Maintenance of ceasefire, in spite of
occasional violations, is greatly determined by the fact that all the
three conflict parties - Azerbaijan, Nagorno Karabakh and Armenia -
signed the agreement." M. Mayilian appreciated the stable situation
at the frontline between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and
Azerbaijan. According to him, much depends on the firm standpoint of
the international mediators, who pointed unacceptability of increasing
tension, as well as the regular monitoring of the frontline by the
OSCE mission.

AA.
16-05-2005

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress