Armenia Approaches Question of Recognizing New Republics with Responsibility: Foreign Minister
Georgia, Tbilisi, 12 September /corr. Trend N.Kirtskhalia / Having a problem with Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia approaches the question of recognizing self-proclaimed republics with responsibility, the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Eduard Nalbandyan, said in Tbilisi on 12 September.
їWe hold intensive negotiations with our Azerbaijani friends with regards to the future of Nagorno-Karabakh on the basis of three principles,ї he said, noting that Armenia did not recognize їNagorno-Karabakh Republicї, proceeding from їthe punctiliousness and cautionї.
At the same time, he noted that Armenia very carefully approaches the question of recognition, and this is testified by the fact that until now Yerevan has not recognized Kosovo as well. їI think that everybody will understand why our approach is so careful and I consider that it is not worthwhile to openly speak of settlement of such questions,ї he said, answering the question of the possibility of recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Nalbandyan said that at the meeting with the Foreign Minister of Georgia Ekaterina Tkeshelashvili this evening, he acquainted his counterpart with the recent negotiations regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh problem solution. їWe also discussed the Turkish- Armenian relations,ї he said.
The Foreign Minister of Armenia stated that the President of Armenia Serj Sarkisyan will arrive in Tbilisi on the first visit in the next days.
In her turn, Tkeshelashvili said that she made and does everything in order їnot to take steps, which can bring harms to partnersї. їPrecisely through this the fact is explained that Georgia attempted to minimize the damages, caused by the military aggression of Russia, to our neighbors,ї she said.