Karabakh conflict: Sargsyan, Mogherini discuss ways out of the current situation

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with  Federica Mogheini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the EU Commission.

The interlocutors discussed issues related to regional developments and the existing challenges. In this context reference was made to the situation established as a result of the recent escalation in the Karabakh conflict zone and the ways out of the situation.

Presenting the stance of the Armenian side on the resumption of the negotiation process, President Sargsyan stressed the need of unconditional implementation of the 1994 agreement on ceasefire and the 1995 agreement on reinforcement of the ceasefire as a first step towards creating favorable conditions for the settlement of the issue.

Federica Mogheini reiterated the EU support to the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and voiced willingness to provide assistance in the implementation of confidence-building measures in the conflict zone. In this respect the Armenian side attached importance to the visit of EU representatives to regions that suffered as a result of the conflict.

The parties voiced hope that the meetings being held in Vienna today at the initiative of the Foreign Ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries would help overcome the current situation and establish stability and peace in the region.

During the meeting reference was made to Armenia-EU relations, including cooperation in different spheres.

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