“The Council of Europe has enough potential to ensure and support the solution of disputes between the member countries.”
We are ready to share experience of the solution of Northern Ireland problem in the Council of Europe”, Northern Irish politician, member of the British delegation to the Council of Europe Jeffrey Donaldson said, APA reports. He said the conflict in Northern Ireland was solved by learning of other experiences. “We learned more from the solution of South African problem. The situation in South Africa was quite different from the Northern Ireland problem, but we could use some basic elements of the South African solution in our peace process. Of course, the Northern Irish model can not be exactly implemented for the Nagorno Karabakh, Transdniestrian or Georgian conflicts, but there are some basic principles that can be used. The people must not fear of conducting dialogue and using the experience of others”.
Touching upon the solution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, Donaldson said the process needed in a new view. “It is difficult to comment or to speak about the problem of others. But I think that the process needs in a new view. It is important to build the process correctly and at the same time its basic principles are also very important. For example, “if not everything is coordinated, it means that nothing is coordinated”. It enables the sides to make more comprises”.
Donaldson considers that it is necessary to build confidence between the sides to solve the conflict. “There is an influence of foreign countries too. Therefore the difficulty of the solution to the conflict is understandable”.