After the negotiations with Arkadi Gukasyan, the EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, Peter Semneby, briefed the media on December 17 in Yerevan that the European Union hopes for the continuation of the intensive negotiation process regarding the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, expressing his attitude towards the statement of the Armenian President that the active negotiations process will be in the country till the parliamentary elections, Trend reports with reference to News-Armenia.
I do not wish to comment on the words of the Armenian President, but I want to voice the wish of the European Union and international community that the intensification of the negotiations process that we are observing over the past several weeks will continue, Semneby said.
Armenian President Robert Kocharyan said in his interview with Armenian TV channel on December 15 that till the elections to the National Assembly of Armenia, the active negotiations process will not be held on Nagorno-Karabakh problem.
There are several people in Armenia who are looking forward to the negotiations process so it provides an opportunity to speculate in the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. There are people who say that Kocharyan will need to compromise in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and they use this during the agitation campaign, the President said. I will disappoint them and inform that the active negotiations process will not be held till the parliamentary elections, Kocharyan said. He said that negotiations will continue but not actively.