Possibilities to Peacefully Resolve Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict not Exhausted: Prime Minister of Armenia

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 20 December 2007 14:41 (UTC +04:00)

The possibilities to peacefully resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have not exhausted, said the Prime Minister of Armenia, Serj Sarkisyan, during the meeting with the EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, News Armenia reported.

In addition, Sarkisyan stated that the 2008 presidential elections in Armenia and Azerbaijan should not be connected with the conflict settlement.

According to him, the candidates for the presidency should not hide their positions on Nagorno-Karabakh. "It is very urgent for the both countries that the candidates for presidency exactly express their positions although it may be unbeneficial for some candidates," Sarkisyan said.

In his turn, Semneby said that after his meeting with the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, he appeared an impression that Aliyev expects the settlement of the conflict after the presidential elections in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

He said that the European Union is interested in maintaining those that the conflicting sides achieved during the talks and creating good grounds for their continuation.