Nalbandian, Lavrov Meet in Moscow as Warlick Prays for Karabagh Settlement


Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian

MOSCOW (PanARMENIAN.Net) —  Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian met in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov to discuss Armenia’s joining the Customs Union and Common Economic Space, as well as the Eurasian Economic Union.

The ministers also touched upon a number of bilateral and international issues, including resolution of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict.

Meanwhile, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group US Co-chair James Warlick tweeted: “What a wonderful Easter! My prayer is for a lasting settlement on #Nagorno-Karabakh. How can the US help? We must find a way.”

Warlick said last week that he is “deeply concerned over continued violence on the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, and its potential to damage the peace process.”

“All sides should focus on reducing violence and rhetoric in order to improve the atmosphere for negotiations. Recent deaths and injuries show this is a dangerous conflict with no winners,” Warlick told Azerbaijan’s Trend news agency.

He said that OSCE and all of its institutions support the co-chairs’ efforts to help the sides to reach a peaceful settlement of this conflict.

Warlick added that the events in the region have only underscored the urgency of this task.

“The sides should seize this moment to take bold steps to advance the peace process — whether it is implementing confidence building measures or people-to-people programs, eliminating the use of force as an option once and for all,” he said.