YEREVAN, 9 November. Russia is against taking a decision on the settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh on the international stage that are not intended for such discussions. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after talks with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian.
“We, the co-chairs of the Minsk process – Russia, the USA, and France, are opposed to trying to make this topic at various international sites that the settlement is not involved,” he said, answering a question on the assessment panel’s report of the PACE political Affairs and democracy on the situation around Karabakh.
The Minister pointed out that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict the OSCE Minsk group is supported by regular dialogue. “This is a very complex issue with its own history”, – said Lavrov.
Russia will continue efforts for a peaceful settlement
Russia supports Armenia’s commitment to the settlement in Nagorno Karabakh by peaceful means and itself intends to continue its efforts in this direction, said the Minister.
“We support the commitment of the Yerevan exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict, – said the Russian Minister. – We are convinced that it is necessary to continue efforts to assist the parties in developing a mutually acceptable, consensual basis for settlement”.
Lavrov added that the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement is one of the foreign policy priorities of Russia and is under the control of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Russia as an OSCE Minsk group for the settlement will continue to play an active role to promote positive results”, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.