Armenia urges sanctions for military solution to Karabakh issue

Armenia urges sanctions for military solution to Karabakh issue

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met Dec 14 with foreign ministers of Poland, Sweden and Bulgaria.

Prime Minister Sargsyan noted successful completion of talks on formation of free trade area with the EU in the framework of the Eastern Partnership as priority for Yerevan, with Armenia planning to finalize negotiations by the end of 2013.

The ministers, in turn, highly assessed Armenian government’s program on reform implementation, expressing EU’s readiness to further assist Yerevan, based on “more for more” principle.

The officials dwelt on Armenia-EU visa facilitation talks, noting that the agreement will be singed on Dec 17. In this respect, Prime Minister Sargsyan noted that starting January 1, 2013 visa free regime will operate for EU citizens planning to visit Armenia, which will further contribute to development of bilateral relations.

Dwelling on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, Prime Minister Sargsyan stressed peaceful solution to the problem in the framework of OSCE Minsk Group as Armenia’s goal, noting Baku’s unreadiness for constructive talks.

“Azerbaijani authorities continue storage of arms and preparing the country for war. The international community must express clear stance on the issue in an international document, with the latter urging for sanctions against any country that will attempt to solve Karabakh problem by force,” he said.

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“Armenia does not join the consensus on the Declaration of the Seventh Forum of the ‪UN‬ Alliance of Civilizations,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The minister said that the process of unveiling the atrocities committed by Azerbaijan to the international community has started.
"The Minsk Group is only authorized to meet with the military-political leadership of both countries and visit Karabakh," Igor Popov said.
“Though we have never opposed this idea, I believe the conflict should be fully and finally resolved,” Serzh Sargsyan said.
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