"For Armenia the main thing is the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh, it is not worth speaking about other things without solving that issue," Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian stated in Yerevan at a joint press conference with OSCE Chairman-in-Office Miguel Angel Moratinos, PanARMENIAN reports. The Armenian FM reminded that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict broke out exactly because the very fact that Azeri authorities turned down the people of Nagorno-Karabakh the right to self-determination. "I repeat once again, only after determining the status of the Nagorno-Karabakh we will discuss any issues concerning the Karabakh process," the Armenian Foreign Minister stressed.
In his part the OSCE Chairman-in-Office underlined that the two sides adhere to political resolution of the conflict. "We believe and hope in political compromise. It is very difficult to solve any conflicts, including the Karabakh conflict," Moratinos said, stating as an example the unsettled problem of South Ossetia.