RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY: "THE CONCESSION OF THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS WAS PRESERVED IN THE KARABAKH CONFLICT RESOLUTION"
March 6 2009
"The concession of the negotiation process was preserved in the
Karabakh conflict resolution despite the peculiarities of the internal
political situation in the year of presidential elections both in
Armenia and Azerbaijan, says the review of the external political
activity of Russia in 2008.
"For the first time in the electoral period, international mediators
– OSCE MG co-chairs on Nagorno Karabakh resolution (Russia, USA,
France) got an opportunity to continue consultations with the
sides in the region and out of its bounds. During the meetings
international mediators tried to ensure continuation of direct
contacts of the sides for the coordination of the basic principles
of resolution. Armenian-Azerbaijani meetings on the high level were
held twice (in Saint-Petersburg on June 6 and in Moscow on November 2).
The repeated meetings of Dmitri Medvedev with Ilham Aliyev and Serzh
Sargsyan during which the sides spoke in details about the Karabakh
problem, promoted provision of the leading role of Russia in the
Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution.
The result of the meeting of Presidens Aliyev and Sargsyan in Moscow,
held by invitation and with participation of the Russian president
was the adoption of a trilateral declaration aimed at attainment of
peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict by political means. This
is the first document, related to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict,
undersigned by the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia", says the