CSTO Foreign Ministers reiterate the need to solve Karabakh issue ex

CSTO Foreign Ministers reiterate the need to solve Karabakh issue
exceptionally in a peaceful way

14:00 27.05.2013

On May 27 Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian participated in
the regular sitting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers in
Bishkek.

Issues related to the further coordination of foreign policies of the
member states within the framework of the CSTO and the improvement of
mechanisms in the sphere were discussed at the meeting.

The Foreign Ministers of CSTO member states discussed and approved the
draft joint statement on international issues, thus reiterating the
approaches of the member states on issues of regional and
international agenda. Among others, the statement refers to the
Karabakh conflict.

`Reiterating the need to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh issue
exceptionally in a peaceful way, the CSTO member states underline the
importance of completing as soon as possible the work on the basic
principles of settlement of the Karabaakh conflict with the mediation
of the OSCE Misnk Group Co-chairs on the basis of the principles and
norms of international law, the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act,
which include non-use of force or the threat of force, territorial
integrity and the right of peoples to self determination,’ the
statement reads.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Defense Minister Seyran
Ohanyan and Secretary of the National Security Council Arthur
Baghdasaryan participated in the joint sitting of the CSTO Council of
Foreign Ministers, Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of
National Security Secretaries. The meeting covered issues of
improvement of the mechanisms of resisting to security challenges in
CSTO member states.

From: A. Papazian

http://www.armradio.am/en/2013/05/27/csto-foreign-ministers-reiterate-the-need-to-solve-karabakh-issue-exceptionally-in-a-peaceful-way/

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