GORAN LENMARKER SAYS HE VISITS AZERBAIJAN TO LEARN BAKU'S REACTION TO THE GEORGIAN EVENTS

Azeri Press Agency
Sept 1 2008
Azerbaijan

Baku. Tamara Grigorieva-APA. "I have visited Azerbaijan to meet the
Head of State, Speaker of the Parliament and Foreign Minister and
to learn Azerbaijan's position on the Georgian events", said Goran
Lenmarker, Special Representative of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on
Nagorno Karabakh conflict, who is on a visit in Baku, APA reports.

Lenmarker said it was necessary to learn Azerbaijan's position because
it was one of the most important countries of the region. "I think
cooperation in the region should be extended".

The OSCE PA representative said Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict complicated
this cooperation. "We hope the conflict will be solved soon because
there is a large number of refugees and IDPs".

He said it was early to evaluate Georgian developments and added that
it needed to extend cooperation to avoid such crisis.

Lenmarker reminded about his 2005 report on Nagorno Karabakh and
said he didn't think to make a new one. He thinks that international
organizations can help to the solution to Armenian-Azerbaijani
conflict. "All things depend on the two countries and their leaders".

The OSCE PA representative said he was satisfied with the meetings
between Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders.