Each “frozen” conflict has its own peculiarities, said OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier few days ago during the conference ‘’Europe Under Pressure’’, and clearly he wanted to remind that the world should never forget about them.
Last November, Baku hosted an international conference with the participation of Armenian human rights activists and NGO leaders for the first time in the history of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The conference participants adopted an appeal to the Presidents and people of Azerbaijan and Armenia. As a follow-up, the “Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace” organization was established to institutionalize their activities and to continue the peacekeeping mission, the number of those wishing to join the initiative is growing every day. The Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace is a unique platform put forward by human rights activists and representatives of non-governmental organizations and civil society of Armenia and Azerbaijan. It’s the first time since the beginning of the conflict that representatives of civil society strive to create such a platform. The main purpose of this Platform is to reach a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the norms of international law.
An introductory meeting between the Delegation of the European Union to the Armenia-Azerbaijan Peace Platform was held on March 1st, and the First Counselor of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Mr. Denis Daniilidis underlined the importance of people to people contacts between Armenia and Azerbaijan, as prerequisites for a peaceful settlement. The EU has been supporting a series of confidence building measures through EPNK project. Working together for a peaceful solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will lead to the development of the entire region.
We’ll keep following this joint-association and we wish them their action will led to find a solution soon!
By Eleonora Vitale