NOVO OGARYOVO, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - Russia and Armenia have agreed to contribute to the soonest settlement of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh by political means.
Presidents of Russia and Armenia, Vladimir Putin and Serzh Sargsyan, have signed a joint statement to this effect.
The presidents of both countries “confirmed the commitment to resolving the Nagorno Karabakh conflict by peaceful means within the OSCE Minsk Group based on the principles of non-use of force or the threat of force, territorial integrity of states, equality and people’s right to self-determination”, the statement says.
“In order to ensure regional stability and security Russia and Armenia expressed readiness to further strengthen cooperation and improve military-political and military-technical relations,” the statement says.
Sargsyan said much attention was riveted to the settlement of regional conflicts. “The parties confirmed that they were ready to settle the conflict by exclusively peaceful means,” the Armenian president said.
He said Armenia was also ready to search for ways to overcome the crisis and solve all problems in compliance with the Joint Statement made by the presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group (Russia, the U.S. and France).