June 24 2010
Armenian president brings “Petersburg proposals” to Karabakh leaders
YEREVAN June 24
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is meeting with the leaders of the
breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) in Stepanakert to discuss
the so-called “Petersburg proposals” on resolving the Karabakh
conflict, which were made by Russia at a meeting between the
presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia in St.
Petersburg on June 17.
“The Armenian president is in Stepanakert. The main purpose of his
visit is to show to the Nagorno-Karabakh leaders the proposals made by
Russia at the Sargsyan-Medvedev-Aliyev meeting,” a diplomatic source
in the NKR told Interfax.
“Effectively, today there is a new document on the table, which
Armenian has agreed to adopt as a foundation for continuing talks on
the basis of the Madrid principles presented earlier by the
co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group,” the source said.
Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian, who is also in Stepanakert
on a short-term visit, has discussed military build-up and regional
processes with NKR President Bako Saakian, the NKR president’s press
office told Interfax.
From: A. Papazian