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BAKU NOT WISHING TO GOVERN KARABAKH ARMENIANS, DUE TO PERCEIVING IT IS UNREAL, EU RAPPORTEUR STATED



/PanARMENIAN.Net/ 14.02.2004 14:39In the issue of settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict a minimal compromise is possible, at which the international community will not recognize Nagorno Karabakh as a state having its place at the UN. As reported by Arminfo agency, EU rapporteur on the South Caucasian countries Pier Garton told Liberty radio station about it. "As Nagorno Karabakh President Arkady Ghukasian has told me, it is not the most important issue for them," Garton noted. However, in his words, Nagorno Karabakh will never agree to be administratively subordinated to official Baku. Thus, the rapporteur noted, formally Nagorno Karabakh could be part of Azerbaijan, but it has to have complete autonomy, which is very important in everyday life. At that in P. Garton's words, the Nagorno Karabakh Republic does not claim a special place at the UN, the Council of Europe or any other international structure, as it is not real and the international community will not support creation of such a large number of sovereign states. As of Azerbaijan, "they do not wish to govern Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh any more, as they have perceived it is unreal," the EU representative stated.