EU Rep for South Caucasus Hopes for Progress in Settlement of NK

EU REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTH CAUCASUS HOPES FOR PROGRESS IN SETTLEMENT
OF KARABAKH CONFLICT

YEREVAN, JANUARY 24. ARMINFO. Serge Sargsian, Minister of Defence of
the Republic of Armenia, Secretary of National Security Council at the
president, met with EU Special Representative for South Caucasus,
Ambassador Heikki Talvitie. In the delegation staff is Head of the
representation of the European Commission for Armenia and Georgia
Torben Holze, representatives of the European Commission William Boen
and Harry Camarine, as well as British Ambassador to Armenia Thorda
Abbot Watt.

Spokesman of Armenia’s defence minister, Colonel Seyran Shahsouvarian
informed ARMINFO, during the meeting Serge Sargsian welcomed the
guests and stressed the important of the meeting. “We regard ourselves
as Europeans and our goal is to become a full member of that family”,
Serge Sargsian said. In his turn, Heikki Talvitie stressed that one of
his tasks is the creation of good bases for cooperation for the
purpose of settlement of the conflicts. The Ambassador stressed that
when preparation of programs of individual cooperation all the
countries will be estimates in accordance with real
potentialities. Concerning the problem of Nagorny Karabakh, the
defence minister mentioned that he has always advocated the peaceful
settlement of the conflict and is sure that this problem will be
solved only by peace. Welcoming this statement, Heikki Talvitie
expressed hope that a real progress will be registered in the process
of peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict in the nearest future.

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