OSCE PA Drafts Resolution to Call for Confidence Building-Measures in Karabakh Conflict Zone

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur, Margareta Cederfelt, drafts resolution calling for confidence building-measures in Karabakh conflict zone. (Source: ArmRadio)
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur, Margareta Cederfelt, drafts resolution calling for confidence building-measures in Karabakh conflict zone. (Source: ArmRadio)

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur, Margareta Cederfelt, drafts resolution calling for confidence building-measures in Karabakh conflict zone.

COPENHAGEN (ArmRadio)— Pointing to a loss of trust between OSCE countries in recent years, the rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly’s political affairs and security committee, Margareta Cederfelt (MP, Sweden), has authored a report and draft resolution geared towards strengthening international dialogue and improving co-operation to meet common challenges facing the OSCE region. The resolution expresses the recent military escalation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, with the resolution urging parliamentarians to encourage political will from the sides in the region to promote an agreement on confidence building-measures to reduce the risk for further hostilities.

The resolution will be considered at the OSCE PA’s 25th Annual Session in Tbilisi, Georgia from July 1 to 5.

“Since so many international problems require real multilateral engagement, the gridlock and loss of trust we have recently seen across the OSCE area has had a tangible and negative impact on our mutual security,” Cederfelt said today. “Only by strengthening dialogue and political will can diplomatic efforts succeed in bringing together belligerent parties, resolving conflicts and addressing common threats.”

In this regard, she said that the OSCE should utilize its full capacity to tackle problems including transnational terrorism and the crisis in and around Ukraine. The resolution also points to conflicts and challenges of refugees and internally displaced persons in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova as requiring greater attention and political will.

 

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  1. edward demian said:

    Clearly, Nagorno Karabagh cannot afford to cede any more land, but needs wider and extensive buffer zone. Our military leaders are too cautious. Next time, the immediate retaliation should be capturing a section of the gas and oil pipelines. Not damage, but control and hold a section, and than watch the rest of the European world dance our style of “Kochary”. We have no cards at the “New Big Game” table. So, we can emulate Israel, act and then talk about it, or let things happen to us. I say, next shot fired, we retaliate massively, take the land to the Khura river and beyond to the Russian border. Russia is sniffing Azery butt to control or even influence Azery Gas and Oil. With Armenians in control, Russia and everyone else will change their tune.

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