Karabakh settlement important not only for regional, but also European security, Italian DM says

Karen Ghazaryan

As a NATO member state, Italy attaches great importance to this region, and Armenia as one of the countries of the region, Italian Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paola said at a joint press conference with Armenian defense minister Seyran Ohanyan.

“Also in its capacity as Minsk Group member country, Italy is trying to help Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a solution to the existing problems and we attach great importance to the resolution of the Karabakh conflict,” the Italian Minister said, adding that “it is of great strategic significance and is important not only for regional, but also European security.”

“We call on all involved parties to build trust, remain committed to the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and develop trust-based relations for the benefit of all peoples,” he added.

The Ministers of Defense of Armenia and Italy had a meeting today, followed by the signing of the agreement on cooperation between the Governments of the two counters in the field of defense.

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