At his meeting with the Swiss leader in Yerevan, the Armenian president reaffirmed the country’s desire to achieve a maximum quick solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
“We agree that the problem cannot have a military solution, as that will only complicate the situation more. The threat to use force and the repeated violations of ceasefire derail the negotiation process. When we speak of confidence-strengthening measures, we clearly state that the expression of respect for the Nagorno-Karabakh people is of primary importance. This struggle is, after all, a national-liberation one, so no solution is possible without consideration of this,” Serzh Sargsyan told reporters after the talks with Didier Burkhalter.
The president reiterated Armenia’s stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement talks, particularly the necessity of considering the NK population’s opinion in the peace process.
“We agreed that the co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group is the most optimal format of conflict settlement. I asked the president of Switzerland to convey to the colleagues in the organization Armenia’s unbiased interest in continuing the mutual cooperation in democratic reforms, human rights and freedom of speech,” he added.