Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
May 8 2006


Garabagh mediator to discuss `new ideas' in Baku

Baku, May 5, AssA-Irada

`Difficult issues like reaching a conflict settlement are within the
remit of the OSCE Minsk Group. Negotiations are still under way to
bring the positions of parties closer together, but there is still a
lot to be done,' the French co-chairman of the mediating OSCE Minsk
Group, Bernard Fassier, told journalists upon arrival in Baku on
Friday.
The objective of the visit is to inform the parties to the conflict
of the results of the co-chairmen's recent meeting in Moscow. Prior
to coming to Baku, Fassier visited Yerevan and met senior Armenian
officials.
In Baku, the diplomat will meet with President Ilham Aliyev and
Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
`I hope to discuss the new ideas which surfaced in the latest meeting
in Moscow and during the negotiations with the Armenian leadership.
But I can't give you the details,' he said.*

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress