The possible resumption of hostilities between Azerbaijan and Armenia could destroy the economies of the two countries, said Alain Deletroz, vice-president of the International Crisis Group. Moreover, war would threaten the future of the entire region, he said.
“South Caucasus has a geo-political geographic location that requires friendly relations between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia to ensure stability and development.”
Deletroz said that ICG considered the use of force appropriate in resolution of numerous conflicts around the world, but believes this alternative is unacceptable for settling the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. “Both Azeri and Armenian politicians realize this”, he said.
ICG is expected to release the final version of its report on the Karabagh conflict Wednesday.