YEREVAN, March 17 (Itar-Tass) — Solomon Passy, the OSCE chairman-in-office and Bulgarian Foreign Minister is confident that the Karabakh conflict can be settled peacefully. He made the statement at a press conference after the talks with the Armenian leadership in Yerevan on Wednesday. The minister believes that the dialogue is a magic formula that can lead to the settlement of the conflict. Neither the OSCE nor anybody else can resolve the Karabakh conflict, Passy said, adding that therefore the OSCE encourages the sides for dialogue and search of a comprehensive solution.
The OSCE chairman-in-office noted that he met with Ilkham Aliyev on Tuesday, with Robert Kocharyan on Wednesday — the leaders who wish to solve the problem.
Passy also stressed that he will spare no efforts even to partially promote the conflict settlement till the end of his OSCE chairmanship.