RA President: Possibilities For NK Conflict’S Peaceful Settlement No


DeFacto Agency
July 21 2008

The possibilities for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s peaceful settlement
have not been exhausted, RA President Serzh Sargsian stated at a press
conference held on July 21, while commenting his first meeting on the
conflict’s settlement with AR President Ilham Aliyev held within the
frames of OSCE MG.

Armenian President noted that in the course of the meeting Aliyev
had expressed readiness to continue the talks. Serzh Sargsian voiced
confidence that Karabakh issue could be settled via talks.

Commenting on the fact that Azeri party periodically criticized OSCE
MG, Serzh Sargsian noted that if Baku complained, Armenia could be
calm. At that he underscored it was small cunning Azerbaijan resorted
to make mediators soften their position or satisfy one or another
question. "We are ready to continue the talks on the basis of Madrid
principles, while the OSCE MG is the format that can lead the parties
to the problem’s peaceful settlement", RA President underscored.

Touching on the issue of Azerbaijan military budget’s buildup, Armenian
President stated that Armenian party had never forgotten that until
a peace agreement was signed with Azerbaijan at least two people in
the country should be ready for military operation’s resumption –
President and Defense Minister, Regnum reports.

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