(Combined Sources)–Steven Mann–the American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group–will visit Yerevan with new proposals for a resolution to the Karabagh conflict–said US Congressman Jim Kolbe in Baku. He will arrive in Yerevan in May–said Anthony Godfrey–deputy US Ambassador to Armenia.
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov said he was presented with unspecified "new proposals" on Karabagh last week during a meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He told Trend news agency that Baku will respond to those proposals during Mann’s upcoming visit to the conflict zone.
During his visit to Azerbaijan–Representative Kolbe also said that as one of the countries co-chairing OSCE Minsk Group–the United States supports a fair and long-lasting solution to the Karabagh conflict–stressing that long-lasting peace and economic development in the region depends on reaching a solution to the conflict.