"Though NATO is not involved in the settlement process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the alliance thinks that peaceful negotiations are the only solution to the problem," NATO Secretary General's Special Representative in the South Caucasus Robert Simmons stated at a press conference in Yerevan. He said, work of the OSCE MG is productive and constructive, and NATO is ready to provide assistance if the conflicting parties ask. "But we do not approve of the militant rhetoric of Azerbaijan, which has became more frequent recently," Simmons stressed.
In turn the Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian noted that Armenian is prepared to continue talks with Azerbaijan on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh, RIA-Novosti agency reports.
The last meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan was held in St Petersburg on 9 June during a CIS informal summit of heads of state.
Robert Kocharian, Special Representative to the NATO Secretary General, paid a 3-day visit to Armenia on 20 June.
During the visit Simmons had a meeting with the Armenian President Robert Kocharian, Speaker of the National Assembly Tigran Torosian, Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian, Defence Minister Mikhael Arutunian, and Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanian.