Nazarbayev Awaited In Armenia


Tengrinews, Kazakhstan
Oct 23 2013

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is awaited in Armenia
with an official visit, Tengrinews reports.

“On behalf of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan I would like to once
again confirm the invitation for Kazakhstan President Nursultan
Nazarbayev to arrive in Armenia with an official visit,” Armenian
Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ara Sahakyan told the journalists after the
ceremony of presentation of credential to Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The ambassador pointed out that Armenia viewed Kazakhstan as a
friendly country and expects it to be balanced in its approach to
the Nagorno-Karabakh problem.

“We have a highly charged and sensitive matter: the problem of
Nagorno-Karabakh. The OSCE Minsk Group has been working on resolving
this conflict for over 20 years already. The group is co-chaired by
Russia, France and the United States. We believe that the format is
efficient, and that the resources and capacities of the Mink Group have
not been exhausted. Since that negotiations are taking a long time and
no final solution has been achieved so far, we are expecting all the
states, especially the friendly countries, including Kazakhstan, to
take a balanced approach to the issue,” the Armenian ambassador said.

The Minsk Group spearheads the OSCE’s efforts to find a political
solution to the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh involving
Armenia and Azerbaijan. It encourages a peaceful, negotiated resolution
to the conflict.

He also added that Armenia would vote for the Kazakhstan representative
during election of the UN Security Council permanent member. Besides,
Armenia will participate in the EXPO-2017 that is going to be held
in Astana.

The documents of Armenia’s joining the Customs Union will be ready
by May, 2014.

By Renat Tashkinbayev

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