BAKU (APA) — Sabine Freizer, the Europe Program Director of Crisis Group International does not expect any change of status in the conflict over Karabakh for at least two years.
“Prior to the Kazan meeting of the presidents it had been expected that both sides would reach an agreement at least on common principles.
Unfortunately, the international community, including the Azerbaijani society was dissatisfied with the results of the Kazan meeting. The results of the Kazan meeting were indeed disappointing,” Freizer told journalists in Baku, APA reports.
Touching on Turkey’s role in the negotiations on Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Sabine Freizer said Ankara had very interesting ideas concerning the resolution of the conflict.
“But Turkey has border problem with Armenia, therefore there are difficulties. If Turkey wants to make any contribution to the negotiations on Nagorno Karabakh conflict, to join the process from positive aspect, it first of all should normalize the relations with Armenia,” she said.
Sabine Freizer underlined that no serious improvement was expected towards the resolution of the conflict in the coming two years. “Elections will be held in the co-chairing countries – Russia, US and France in the coming two years. Therefore, I think it is unlikely that there will be any improvement in the negotiations,” she said.
Expert also mentioned the forthcoming elections in Armenia and said the preparation for the war was seemed as rhetoric.

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