July 2, 2007 - 18:24 AMT
Oskanian requested Terry Davis to comment on his statements on elections in Karabakh
Statements like those made by Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis on elections in NKR do not correspond to reality, Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian said at a joint news conference with Ago Group head, Mr Per Sjogren.

"A letter was sent to Mr Davis with a request to explain what exactly he meant when speaking about elections in Nagorno Karabakh and its being a part of Azerbaijan. I am hopeful Mr Davis will reply to my letter," Minister Oskanian said.

For his part, Mr Per Sjogren said any elections on the territories of "frozen conflicts" are not recognized either by the Council of Europe or the European Union. "As to the future status of Nagorno Karabakh, this issue is in competence of the OSCE Minsk Group. The CoE mandate does not extend to conflict settlement. We just help to reach a political resolution," he said.

In an interview with one of Armenian news agencies CoE Secretary General said the Council of Europe will never recognize the presidential election in Nagorno Karabakh. Mr Davis also said that Nagorno Karabakh is a part of Azerbaijan.