YEREVAN (News.am)–The former head of an influential committee in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is working for the Azerbaijani lobby in Europe to sway politicians and organizations in the EU to support a resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict favoring Azerbaijan, News.am reported Wednesday.
“The project includes meetings with my colleagues in the European Council and European Parliament,” said Goran Lindblad, who headed PACE’s Political Affairs Committee. “I have already discussed it with politicians from Finland, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain, and I am planning to appeal to all members of the EU and PACE.”
According to Lindblad, the lobbying initiative will be coordinated through the Azerbaijani-European Community (TEAS), an Azerbaijani public affairs organization based out of London.
The main objective, Lindblad said, is “to strengthen the propaganda among European policy makers regarding the resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.” According to him, the current the relative lack of pressure from the EU to resolve the Karabakh conflict in Azerbaijan’s interests is a sign of the low level of lobbying conducted on the issue.