YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian received this week Ambassador Herbert Salber, the European Union’s Special representative for the South Caucasus and the Conflict in Georgia.
Nalbandian briefed Salber on the harm Azerbaijani aggression against Karabagh has caused to the negotiation process and presented the efforts targeted at the elimination of its consequences.
The EU Special Representative noted that there is no military solution to the Karabagh conflict and added that “the European Union supports the efforts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group targeted at exclusively peaceful settlement of the issue.
The EU Special Representative mentioned that the issue has no military solution and the European Union supports the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs for exclusively peaceful settlement of the issue.
Nalbandian stressed that currently any possible meetings could be aimed at the elimination of the repetition of Azerbaijan’s aggression against Nagorno-Karabagh of early April, and sought the unconditional implementation of the trilateral ceasefire and ceasefire consolidation agreements of 1994-1995, which have no time limitations and the creation of a mechanism for investigation of ceasefire violations. According to Nalbandian, those steps would create appropriate conditions for the continuation of the negotiation process.
Despite sporadic gunfire the shaky truce reached in Nagorno-Karabagh after intense fighting early last month largely held through the long weekend that included May 8-9 celebrations of the past war victories in Armenia as well as in Azerbaijan.