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Accelerating Karabakh settlement means getting societies ready for peace - rulin

16:09, 19.06.2012 Region: Armenia, Karabakh, Azerbaijan Theme: Politics, Analytics

YEREVAN. – Acceleration of the Karabakh conflict settlement supposes preparing the societies of Armenia and Azerbaijan for peace, ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) parliamentary group secretary Hovhannes Sahakyan told Armenian

“Armenia’s approaches have not changed. We are ready to talk, to run dialogue, to discuss ways of the conflict settlement. Nagorno-Karabakh within any status cannot be a part of Azerbaijan. It should have land connection with Armenia. It is a topic for discussion, the Armenian side is always ready for talks,” he stressed.

As for Azerbaijan’s approaches and the government’s actions, Sahakyan said that they are not constructive.

“The Azerbaijani side all the time instigates tension on the border, voices threats, authorities impose hatred towards Armenians. All this does not contribute to strengthening of confidence,” the MP said.

Sahakyan considers the world community, on behalf of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and the interested parties, should attach more attention to prevent escalation of the conflict, resumption of hostilities and belligerence by Baku.

As the agency has informed earlier, Russian, the U.S. and French presidents Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and Francois Hollande had released a joint statement, calling the sides to accelerate reaching agreement on the Basic Principles for a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. 


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