Georgian Parlâ€™t: No real intâ€™l mediation for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
- 06 October 2017
Georgia’s mediation in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia is unfeasible, Georgia’s Parliament Speaker Sergi Kapanadze told APA’s local bureau.
“At the time of the escalation over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in April last year, careless statements were made that Georgia should mediate. I would very much like Georgia to play a mediating role. However, it is a pity that the current situation over the conflict makes Tbilisi’s mediation impossible,” he said.
The vice-speaker thinks that practically there is no international mediation for the conflict.
“Despite the OSCE Minsk Group and the UN Security Council’s resolutions, there is no real international mediation. The more actively international organizations involved in resolving conflict, the more likely are they to be eliminated. The parties cannot resolve the conflict without international mediation,” he said.
According to Kapanadze, one common characteristic of the existing conflicts in the South Caucasus is that their resolution is improbable without Russia’s involvement.
“Unfortunately, Russia’s destructive role is an obstacle to the conflict being resolved peacefully,” he said.