Rome hosts conference on Karabakh mediation

“The international community has no option but to continue and increase its efforts for a peaceful solution”.

The Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome hosted a conference on the the future of mediation on Nagorno-Karabakh held at the historical Palazzo Rondinini on Via del Corso.

LINKS Director Dennis Sammut was one of the two keynote speakers at the event, which was held only days after an important summit between the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia in Kazan failed to achieve a breakthrough in the peace negotiations that have been going on for years.

In his concluding remarks Dennis Sammut said:

“There are some who are saying that the Karabakh conflict and other similar conflicts in Abkazia, South Ossetia and Transdniestr, are not solvable, and are best left frozen. I disagree. To say so is an insult to the people who continue to suffer from these conflicts that exist on the European continent; an insult to the refugees and the displaced; an insult who in these regions live in constant fear of war or under siege. The only option that we have is to continue and increase our efforts for the peaceful solution of these conflicts – something which will be for the benefit of all the sides concerned.”