Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan thinks that determining Nagorno-Karabakh's status is a major aim in solving the conflict, the Armenian President's press service said, Novosti-Armenia reports.
"I think it should be clear to everyone, that determining Nagorno-Karabakh's status is our major task, that must be solved by willingness on both sides. This status will have binding legal power. When we find suitable wording which will leave no doubt, I think that talks will continue more smoothly," Sargsyan said at a meeting with the EU delegation Troika, headed by Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt.
The Armenian President said that the problem had been discussed with the Azerbaijani President three days ago. He said that this discussion was held in slightly different conditions, as the co-chairmen of OSCE Minsk Group had already informed the public concerning the principles that would be discussed during the talks.
The talks were held between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Moscow on July 18.
Sargsyan thought this that helped things, since unfortunately the sides themselves do not always tell the public what issues that have been discussed during talks.
"But I can say that despite the fact there are difficulties, there is progress. At present, we are discussing the major clauses outlined in the principles from Madrid. Afterwards, on the basis of these, a major agreement will be developed," the Armenian President said.
The Swedish foreign minister stressed the importance that the EU attaches to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem in partnership with OSCE Minsk Group, and its assistance to efforts in solving the problem.