ARMENIA AND TURKEY UNDERSTOOD THEY NEED EACH OTHER: NOBEL PRIZE WINNER

Tert.am
30.09.09

Establishing Armenian-Turkish relations will promote the settlement
of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, said former President of Finland,
UN Special Envoy in Kosovo, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Marttii
Ahtisaari during his interview to Azerbaijan news agency ANS PRESS.

"I am sure establishing Armenian-Turkish relations will have its
positive contribution in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict and will allow us to look at the issue from a new
perspective," Ahtissari said.

Besides, the diplomat said, the U.S.'s role is significant in settling
conflicts.

"I was convinced once again that the U.S. plays quite an important role
in the settlement of any conflict. Their assistance is needed. The
settlement of the conflict also depends on the relations between the
major players. During settling the conflict in Kosovo, the relations
between the West and the East, Russia and other countries. were not
that favourable. It's true, that's not the main component, but still
it's an important factor. In my opinion, the economic crisis also
had a positive influence in this matter. The countries understood
that they need each other," the former president of Finland stated.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress