Per Rice, Attempts to Move NK Process out of OSCE MG to be ignored

ACCORDING TO U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE, ATTEMPTS TO MOVE NAGORNO
KARABAKH SETTLEMENT PROCESS OUT OF OSCE MINSK GROUP FORMAT DO NOT NEED
TO BE PAID ATTENTION TO

WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 16, NOYAN TAPAN. During RA Prime Minister Tigran
Sargsian’s visit to the United States his concluding meeting was with
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on October 14.

During the meeting the sides expressed an opinion that the process of
Nagorno Karabakh settlement should be continued by the format of
negotiations carried out within the framework of OSCE Minsk Group.
According to C. Rice, the attempts to move the process out of OSCE
Minsk Group format do not need to be paid attention to. T. Sargsian, in
his turn, emphasized that Armenia is ready to continue the negotiations
process. He classed dangerous statements, which one-sidedly mentioning
only the principle of territorial integrity, disregard other
equal-value and well-known principles of the international law.

C. Rice also touched upon the subject of Armenian-Turkish relations
inquiring about the situation formed after Turkish President’s visit.
The RA Prime Minister said that Armenia does not put forward
preconditions to Turkey for establishing diplomatic relations with the
latter and hopes that Turkey will follow that example.

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