NATO says â€˜it doesnâ€™t want to even think of possibility of Armenia-Azerbaijan warâ€™
- 10 April 2017
NATO does not want to even think of the possibility of a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Alliance’s Assistant Secretary General, Tacan Ä°ldem, told APA’s Georgia bureau on Monday.
Asked about NATO’s possible role in case of a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Ä°ldem said the Alliance stands against the use of force.
“Thus, we don’t even want to think of the possibility of a war between these countries. International organizations favor a peaceful solution to such problems and conflicts. NATO shares the same position as well,” he added.
He noted that NATO cannot interfere in the settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“The OSCE Minsk Group is engaged in the Karabakh settlement process. NATO cannot interfere in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process. The Minsk Group is responsible for the settlement process,” he said.
Azerbaijan is a partner of NATO, said Ä°ldem, stressing that bilateral relations are developing within a certain framework.
The NATO assistant secretary general also touched upon the Alliance’s relations with Georgia.
Ä°ldem reiterated NATO’s support for Georgia's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“It can be clearly seen from statements made at various levels. NATO Parliamentary Assembly will soon hold a meeting in Georgia. All this shows that the relations between NATO and Georgia are developing on a sound basis,” he added.