“NK conflict has no military solution”, NATO supports OSCE MG co-chairs' efforts – says Stoltenberg
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 14, ARMENPRESS. NATO supports the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ efforts for a political solution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the NATO PA’s October 14 session in London in response to a question from a delegate of the Armenian parliamentary delegation to NATO PA.
Question: The Armenian Prime Minister Pashinyan recently stated that NK conflict settlement should be equally acceptable to people of Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. This message of the Armenian side goes in line with the call of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to prepare the populations for peace. Unfortunately until now the other side did not reciprocate this statement. Moreover, it continues to intensify its bellicose rhetoric. In this regard I have a question: How can the North Atlantic Alliance contribute to the fair and long-lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and in particular - how can NATO support the efforts of the Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group?
Stoeltenberg: On Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. First of all, I met the Armenian Prime Minister in UN not so many weeks ago. That was a very good meeting, we discussed a wide range of issues. When it comes to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is unresolved conflict and, of course, we are concerned about that we have not been able to find a political and permanent solution to that conflict. It is clear that there is no military solution to the conflict. NATO has no direct role, but what we do is to support the work of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Co-Chairs to try to find a political solution.