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Russian FM: Moscow promotes settling Karabakh conflict

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 9 July 2010 11:02 (UTC +04:00)
Russia actively promotes the settlement of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, Itar-Tass quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying in an interview with the Mir television channel this week.
Russian FM: Moscow promotes settling Karabakh conflict

Russia actively promotes the settlement of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, Itar-Tass quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying in an interview with the Mir television channel this week.

"Separate conflicts remain in the CIS," he said. "Above all, this is the Karabakh conflict, which Russia is actively working on settling. We have come a long way in this conflict. Most recently, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his colleagues from Armenia and Azerbaijan held their sixth meeting in St. Petersburg at an economic forum. Additional instructions were given as a result of this meeting. We expect to meet with the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, as well as with other representatives of the Minsk Group co-chair countries, at the OSCE Foreign Ministerial Council in Almaty in mid-July." 

Referring to the settlement of the Transdnestr conflict, Lavrov said the current Moldovan authorities have not yet been able to agree on a position.

"Who is calling the shots in Chisinau?" he said. "The alliance that came to the power after the elections has not been able to formulate a common position."

After the government puts forward a united proposal, concrete steps can be made, Lavror stresed.

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