OSCE envoy, Azeri leader discuss Karabakh, ties


ANS TV, Baku 5 May 06

Azartac 5 May 06

The visiting OSCE rapporteur on the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, Goran
Lennmarker, said there are "good chances" for settling the lingering
Karabakh conflict this year, private TV station ANS has reported.

At a news conference in Baku on 5 May, Lennmarker said: "I state that
now there are good chances for finding a settlement that is acceptable
for Azerbaijan and Armenia."

The TV added that the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict and Azeri-OSCE
relations topped the agenda of a meeting between Lennmarker and
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on the same day. The two men also
focused on the current situation and growing economy in Azerbaijan.

State-run news agency Azartac said that Lennmarker discussed the
issues in question with Azerbaijani Speaker Oqtay Asadov as well.