Kazakhstan ready to contribute to peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict
BBC Monitoring International Reports – Saturday, June 9, 2012
Text of report by Russian internet news agency Regnum, specializing in regional reporting
The Speaker of the parliament of Azerbaijan , Oqtay Asadov, met a delegation headed by the Speaker of the Senate of the Kazakh parliament, Kayrat Mami, on 8 June.
The press service of the parliament of Azerbaijan reports that during the meeting, Asadov said that the peoples of both countries, united by ancient roots, common cultural and spiritual values, had high hopes for the development of relations.
” Azerbaijan , a rapidly growing country in the South Caucasus today, intends to expand economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with Kazakhstan,” he said.
Asadov also said that the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, which was the most painful problem of Azerbaijan , was a great obstacle to the full development of the region.
“We are in favour of a fair solution to the problem within the framework of international law. We believe that with the support of the international community, including Kazakhstan, the issue will soon find its just solution,” he said.
Kayrat Mami emphasized that Azerbaijan was Kazakhstan’s most important partner in the Caspian region. He said Kazakhstan was ready to give all possible assistance for the speedy and peaceful resolution of the Nagornyy-Karabakh conflict.
Original Language: Russian
Section: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan
Index Terms: KAZAKH ; AZERI ; KAZAKHSTAN AZERBAIJAN ARMENIA ; RUSSIA ; DOMESTIC POLITICAL ; INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL
Original Source: Regnum news agency, Moscow
Record Number: 13F4CC15EF7B74E0
Source: Regnum news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0001 gmt 9 Jun 12/BBC Monitoring