PROBLEMS SHOULD BE SOLVED TO PROTECT STABILITY IN S.CAUCASUS: GORAN LENMARKER

Trend News Agency
Sept 1 2008
Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 September / Trend News corr. I.Alizade / Goran
Lenmarker, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security
and Co-operation in Europe (PA OSCE) Special Envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict and Georgia, discussed the current situation in South Caucasus
at a meeting at the Azerbaijani Parliament.

"We mulled over general problems existing in the region,
current situation and some issues on this matter at the meeting
with the PA OSCE's envoy," Samad Seyidov, the chairman of the
Azerbaijani Parliament's standing commission on international
and inter-parliamentary relations and the head of the Azerbaijani
Delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
(PACE), told Trend news on 1 September.

Lenmarker, former president of the PA OSCE and current Special
Envoy for Nagorno-Karabakh and Georgia, arrived in Azerbaijan on 1
September. Lenmarker will meet with the Azerbaijani President Ilham
Aliyev, the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov and
the Azerbaijani Delegation at the PA OSCE and the Foreign Minister
Elmar Mammadyarov.

The PA OSCE Special Envoy will visit Georgia and Armenia.

The PA OSCE Special Envoy wanted to know the commission's position
on conflicts existing in South Caucasus and their solution, Asmi
Mollazade, who participated in a meeting between Lenmarker and members
of the Azerbaijani Parliament's standing commission on international
and inter-parliamentary relations, said.

"The commission's members told Lenmarker that the OSCE basic principles
and documents are being violated in South Caucasus and territorial
integrity of countries is not observed. The latest developments in
Georgia should attract attention of the international community to
these conflicts again," Mollazade said.

According to the MP, the parliamentary commission asked the PA OSCE
to support international law and to approach to all conflicts on the
base of these principles.

"We told Lenmarker that first it is necessary to solve
existing conflicts to protect stability and to provide regular
development. These measures should be achieved on the base of the
international law and the OSCE basic principles," the member of the
commission said.

According to Lenmarker, Azerbaijan is located in the major strategic
part of South Caucasus and it is necessary to solve the conflicts
to protect stability and it should be done on the base of the
international law.