Armenian Foreign Minister: We Do Not Refuse Dialogue Especially If I

ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTER: WE DO NOT REFUSE DIALOGUE ESPECIALLY IF IT IS DIRECTED TO ESTABLISHING STABILITY AND SECURITY IN THE REGION

ArmInfo
2008-10-30 17:12:00

ArmInfo. Armenian party has not yet received proposals about holding
of the trilateral meeting of Armenian, Turkish and Azerbaijani foreign
ministers within the frames of OSCE Foreign Ministers’ Council which
will be held on Helsinki in December, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandyan said at today’s press-conference in Yerevan.

Asked if the Karabakh conflict settlement process was discussed
over the similar meeting in New-York, the minister replied the above
mentioned meeting lasted just 15 minutes and Ankara’s initiative on
the Caucasus Platform establishment and was initiated by Turkish
foreign minister. Edward Nalbandyan emphasized there should be
no word about the intermediary mission of Turkey in the Karabakh
conflict settlement process. Turkey can just support the process via
normalization of relations with Armenia and opening of the border as
well as via affecting Azerbaijan. ‘But if they initiate the trilateral
meeting in Helsinki, we shall discuss it’, – the minister assured
and added Armenia does not refuse the dialogue especially if it is
directed at establishing stability and security in the region. As for
the initiative on the Caucasus Platform establishment, the Armenian
party welcomes the idea, but there are some problems regarding its
format and working machinery. Anyway, the minister said, the bilateral
cooperation within the initiative is important.

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