Karabakh settlement depends on political will of the parties – Lavrov

Settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh depends on the political will of the parties and their readiness for compromise solutions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saidin an article published in Novoye Vremya newspaper.

“Much has been agreed but a number of issues, although the most complicated ones, are yet unsettled,” he said. “But, obviously, results of the work depend, first of all, on the political will of the parties and their readiness to demonstrate flexibility and meet each other half-way.”

According to Lavrov, Russia remains an active participant in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement efforts. “Jointly with the United States and France – the other co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group – we are helping the parties to reach sustainable solution to the conflict,” the Russian top diplomat noted. “It was a key task of last summer’s trilateral summit in St. Petersburg that was initiated by the Russian president.”

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