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Russia makes colossal efforts to settle Karabakh conflict — ministry

July 04, 2016, 14:03 UTC+3 YEREVAN

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman highly assesses Russia’s mediating role in resolving the conflict

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YEREVAN, July 4. /TASS/. Russia makes colossal efforts to settle the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists in Yerevan on Monday.

"Armenia and Armenian people have a very relevant issue now - settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh," Zakharova said.

"That’s why (Russian Foreign Minister) Sergey Lavrov is holding bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Council of Foreign Ministers of CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) countries. That’s why we are making colossal efforts to make this settlement successful," she noted adding that she means Russia’s mediating role in resolving the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

On May 16 the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Vienna. Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev agreed to "make steps to monitor observance of agreements on ceasefire and introduce a mechanism on investigating incidents." They also agreed to "possible resume the negotiations process on settling the conflict."

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