Armenian Minister Confirms Progress On Some Issues Made Over Karabak

ARMENIAN MINISTER CONFIRMS PROGRESS ON SOME ISSUES MADE OVER KARABAKH IN MUNICH

Public Television of Armenia
Nov 23 2009

Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan believes there has been
"progress regarding some issues" in the Karabakh settlement talks
at 22 November meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in
Munich, the Armenian Public TV reported on 23 November.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said prior to the Munich meeting
that if the talks do not yield "any results", Azerbaijan may resume
hostilities, ANS TV reported on 21 November.

"I cannot say that the talks were smooth and easy, but progress has
been recorded on some issues, which has provided an opportunity to
maintain the positive tendency, which is being noticed during eight,
yes, about eight meetings of the two presidents over the [last]
one and a half years," Nalbandyan told Armenian Public TV during his
recent visit to Italy.

"You are asking why after each meeting [of the two presidents]
interpretations made in Azerbaijan differ from those [made] in Armenia
– I can only say that statements made in Armenia after the meetings
are in accordance with statements made by the three co-chairs [of
the OSCE Minsk Group], that is they [the statements made in Armenia]
correspond to reality," Nalbandyan told the Armenian Public TV.

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