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EU wants stability in the South Caucasus

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, June 3
The EU wants to see stability in the South Caucasus and will facilitate conflict resolution in the region. It also welcomes the decision of the Turkish and Armenian Governments to normalize their relations. Javier Solana, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU, has stated this in an interview with an Azeri news agency.

Solana highlighted that the resolution of the conflict in Karabakh is very important for the stability and development of the region. He also stressed that stability and development, as well as mutual trust, are the major stimuli for promoting the Eastern Partnership Programme, which includes South Caucasus countries.

Solana underlined that the Eastern Partnership Programme is beneficial for Russia as well as the EU, because it aims to achieve stability in the region. Solana expressed his confidence that such stability is in the mutual interest of the EU and Russia and denied that there was any struggle for influence in the region between the EU and Russia.