Armenia wants comprehensive settlement for Karabakh

Armenia wants comprehensive settlement for Karabakh
By Vitaly Matarykin

ITAR-TASS News Agency
May 11, 2004 Tuesday

KIEV, May 11 — Armenia stands for comprehensive settlement of
the Karabakh problem, Prime Minister Andranik Margaryan replied to
Itar-Tass at a joint press conference with Ukrainian counterpart
Viktor Yanukovich on Tuesday.

“We object to any preliminary conditions in the solution of that
problem,” he said. “We want a comprehensive settlement. We do
not want the liberation of lands to come first and the status of
Nagorno-Karabakh to be considered later.”

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers will discuss the
problem on Wednesday, Margaryan said.

He thinks that the opinion of Karabakh residents must be taken into
account in the settlement.

Azerbaijan suggests pulling out Armenian servicemen from seven
districts, which do not belong to Nagorno-Karabakh, as a goodwill step.
From: Baghdasarian