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Round table talk in Nagorno-Karabakh and meeting with the President of NKR Bako Saakyan

On June, 12th being on a visit in Nagorno-Karabakh the operating director of the Russian federal news agency REGNUM Modest Kolerov and the director of the Center for Monitoring Democratic Processes "Quorum" Alexei Kochetkov have spent the round table talk in Ministry for Foreign Affairs of NKR with participation of deputies of National Meeting, a diplomatic corps of foreign policy department, representatives of the non-governmental organisations of republic.

Interests of Russia and Nagorno-Karabakh are in one line and move ahead in one direction. It was declared by the director of the Center for Monitoring Democratic Processes "Quorum" Alexei Kochetkov during a round table talk. At the same time he has noticed that in the world know about Nagorno-Karabakh and essences of the Karabakh conflict a little. As he said, Azerbaijan allocates enormous means for propagation, and any step on representation of Nagorno-Karabakh to the international community is perceived by the Azerbaijan party as threat. He has supported necessity of adjustment of communications between Russia and Nagorno-Karabakh at level of the public and the non-governmental organisations, having noted the important role of a civil society in conflict settlement.

Modest Kolerov has told about occurring processes in the world, their reflexion on a situation on Southern caucasus and, in particular, on settlement of the Karabakh conflict. Speaking about prospects of international recognition of NKR, he has noticed that in diplomatic sphere of possibility of Russia are limited, however the majority of Russians sympathises with struggle of Nagorno-Karabakh.

As he said, according to polls, an order of 60-65 % of Russians support this struggle, thus 22-28 % adhere to the point of view about necessity of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Modest Kolerov also has informed that in the Russian public opinion there is a consensus of that any forms of the permission of the Karabakh conflict should be political, peace. "The number of supporters of the military decision of a problem in favour of Azerbaijan - in Russia is scanty, 2-4 %", - the operating director of news agency REGNUM has noted.

Participating in work of a round table talk representatives of non-governmental sector in NKR have expressed readiness for adjustment of cooperation with the Russian colleagues.

"All people are equal, but the destiny of each people is unique, and it is impossible to exchange destiny of one people for destiny of other people". Thus, Modest Kolerov has underlined that it always supported participation of Nagorno-Karabakh in negotiations on conflict settlement that, as he said, it is extremely important also from the point of view of diplomatic technics. At the same time he has spoken against speeding up of rates of process of settlement of the conflict, especially in a context when settlement is presented as a preliminary condition for other regional processes, in particular, for opening of Armenian-Turkish border that, according to Kolerov, conceals in itself certain threats.

As he said, Nagorno-Karabakh is certainly taken place state, however to it is necessary to stir up activity in external sphere, in particular, to provide stable participation of representatives of Nagorno-Karabakha in the international actions at expert level.

Speaking about August events in a zone of the South Ossetian conflict, Modest Kolerov has noticed that from the political point of view if Russia did not take South Ossetia as a result it completely would lose the influence and authority on caucasus under military protection. Thus he has noted personal courage of president Dmitry Medvedev in the course of decision-making concerning the specified events.

Modest Kolerov has stopped also on the politician of the USA concerning region, consequences of carrying over of military accents from Iraq to Afghanistan, involving prospect in the given process of the countries of region, in particular, military transit through Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Participants of a round table - deputies of National Meeting, a diplomatic corps of foreign policy department, representatives of non-governmental organisations in NKR are also have expressed the opinions on the lifted questions.

Also has taken place the meeting with president Nagorno-Karabakh Bako Saakyan during Alexei Kochetkov and Modest Kolerov visit. During this meeting questions of cooperation of the public of Nagorno-Karabakh have been discussed with the Russian public in area is international guaranteed NKR as to the party of the conflict of inalienable laws in the field of external educational, humanitarian, economic relations, communications and charity, teaching practice in Russian in NKR.

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