Russia welcomes Armenian-Azeri dialogue at different levels


PanArmenian News
Feb 16 2005

16.02.2005 12:58

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The Nagorno Karabakh settlement will undoubtedly
be discussed during the visit of Russian FM Sergey Lavorv to
Yerevan, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry
Alexander Yakovenko stated. “It is known that Russia welcomes the
continuation of the Armenian-Azeri dialogue at different levels,
first of all between the Presidents of the two states. We suppose
that the conflicting parties themselves should find an admissible
resolution of the conflict. Russia is ready to render assistance
both at bilateral level and as the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair and
become a guarantor of the agreement”, he noted. In his words, one of
the items of the agenda of the forthcoming talks will touch upon the
process of fulfillment of the Moscow agreements (achieved in May 2004)
regarding the further development of the Russian-Armenian interaction
for resolving transport problem in Armenia, cooperation in fuel
and energy field, strengthening of direct economic links between the
Russian Federation and Armenia. The parties will pay special attention
to the rapid development of the Russian-Armenian economic, cultural and
humanitarian cooperation and conduction of national years of Armenia
and Russia in 2005 and 2006. They are also expected to consider the
issue of interaction within the CIS and the CSTO, A. Yakovenko noted.