No one should have expected a progress from the first meeting in this year between Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents relying just on the opinion that 2006 does not make any additional obstacles on the way of the Karabakh settlement, Former Chief of the Russian Mediators Mission and Plenipotentiary of the RF President on political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Vice-Chairman of the Russian Diplomats Association Vladimir Kazimirov stated in an interview.
"I had to point out many times that the primary challenge is not a political calendar of some year, but the mutual distrust and excessive inflexibility of the conflicting parties. Moreover, the negotiation process is evidently deformed," he stated. Kazimirov pointed out that the Co-Chairmen indicated specific possibilities, urged and stimulated the parties to make mutual concession.
However, he stated that it is needless to get confused and give way to despair. Continuation of insistent and orderly efforts is still necessary.
At the same time, Kazimirov believes that maximum should be gained from some opportunities of this year and create some start for the future. He pointed out that this requires the demonstration and stimulation of flexibility.
"No one will avoid considerable concessions, if a conflicting party actually strives towards the conflict resolution," Kazimirov said.
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