Armenian Foreign Minister Visits Moscow To Discuss Karabakh


Haykakan Zhamanak
March 10 2010

Armenian Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandyan paid a "surprise visit"
to Moscow on 9 March to discuss a Karabakh settlement with his
Russian counterpart.

Nalbandyan’s visit to Moscow comes after Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet
Davutoglu had a meeting in the Russian capital with his counterpart
to discuss the Armenian-Turkish relations and the Karabakh conflict,
the article said.

According to the report, events around the Karabakh settlement are
becoming intensive. Barseghyan believes this is proved by a recent
statement of special representative of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
for the Nagornyy Karabakh conflict, Goran Lennmarker, that "time has
come to settle the Karabakh conflict".

The report says that along with intensification of the processes around
the Karabakh settlement, the domestic political life in Armenia is
getting livelier as well.

In this regard Barseghyan says that according to the paper’s sources
in the presidential office, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is
considering to appoint his press secretary Samvel Farmanyan as head
of Armenian Public TV and Radio Company.

Armenian Chief of Police Alik Sargsyan might also be replaced by Ashot
Grigoryan, the head of the penitentiary department of the Armenian
Ministry of Justice, the report adds.

The author also believes that Armenian National Security Council
Secretary Artur Baghdasaryan, who also heads the coalition Law-Governed
Country party, has been recently trying to boost the party’s activities
in regions and an impression is that the party is preparing for

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