Armenia Prepared to Continue Talks on Peaceful Settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Based on Madrid Suggestions: Foreign Minister
Armenia is prepared to continue talks on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the basis of Madrid suggestions made by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Edward Nalbandyan, the Foreign Minister of Armenia, said, Novosti-Armenia reports.
"These suggestions are the result of long-term efforts of the co-chairs and their contacts with the conflicting sides. The Madrid document really contains several suggestions presented to the Foreign Ministers of the two countries and we are prepared to continue the talks based on them," Nalbandyan said to a press-conference on 4 June.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group presented base principles on peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be considered by the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in November 2007 in Madrid. The co-chairs consider that the Madrid suggestions are fair and balanced.
According to the Foreign Minister of Armenia, the existence of the documents and formed suggestions was confirmed during the recent press-conference in Moscow by the Foreign Minister of Sergey Lavrov as well.
Nalbandyan said that currently the issue is not considered with regards to preparation of new proposals by co-chairs, Armenia and Azerbaijan. He once again assured that his country is prepared to continue talks on the basis of the suggestions. "Azerbaijan should be prepared for it as well," the Foreign Minister said.