Leader of NKR, US official discuss conflict settlement

ArmInfo News Agency (in Russian), Armenia
Sept 12 2008

Leader of NKR, US official discuss conflict settlement

Stepanakert 12 September: The president of the Nagornyy Karabakh
republic [NKR], Bako Sahakyan, received the US co-chairman of the OSCE
Minsk Group, [Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and
Eurasian Affairs] Matthew Bryza, on 12 September.

Issues concerning the current stage of the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict,
the prospects for its settlement and the recent events in the region
were discussed at the meeting, the main information department of the
NKR president has told Arminfo.

The president pointed out that Stepanakert is in favour of a peaceful
solution to the Karabakh-Azerbaijani conflict with the NKR’s direct
participation in the negotiating process.

Sahakyan said that the OSCE Minsk Group format has not exhausted
itself yet and today it is too early to speak about any changes to
this format. Touching on the situation in the region, the president
noted that disputed problems should be resolved peacefully through
direct negotiations.

Sahakyan also noted the importance of the latest steps aimed at
establishing relations between Armenia and Turkey, however, noting
that even the most complicated problems can be solved through a direct
dialogue. The meeting was attended by the NKR foreign minister,
Georgiy Petrosyan.

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