Ukrainian crisis should be solved through dialogue and negotiations: Armenia’s PM

“The Ukrainian crisis is a serious concern for our continent and a challenge to regional peace and stability,” Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said, speaking at the summit of the European People’s Party in Brussels.

“Being located in a geopolitically complex region and facing serious security challenges, Armenia has always backed the exceptionally peaceful settlement of all disputes and crises. We are confident that the Ukrainian crisis should be solved on the basis of this principle. It should be solved through dialogue and negotiations, in compliance with the norms of international law,” PM Sargsyan said.

The Prime Minister said peoples in Europe, including Armenians, paid a high price for the sake of peace and stability on the continent. He said modern Europe is one of the greatest achievements of humanity and in today’s Europe there is no place for conflicting approaches.

Speaking about the Karabakh issue, Tigran Sargsyan said “Armenia remains committed to the principles of settlement proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group – non-use of force, territorial integrity and the right of peoples to self-determination.”

The Prime Minister noted that Armenia will continue its policy of complementarity. “We aspire to become a bridge between our partners, not a platform for their confrontation. This is the principle we were guided by when making the decision to join the Customs Union. At the same time, we have declared on many occasions that the relations with the EU will remain one of Armenia’s foreign policy priorities,” Tigran Sargsyan said.

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