Armenian President Sargsyan: ‘Azerbaijan President’s Assurances Inspire Little Faith’

( – During the Armenian-Azerbaijani meeting, which was held Monday in Vienna, the Armenian side had aimed to find out whether or not the Nagorno Karabakh peace talks have met an impasse, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan told Armenian journalists on the way back from the Austrian capital city.

“Our objective was to find out whether the negotiations have actually deadlocked and there is no other way but to war, or, nonetheless, we can solve the problem with minimal losses,” Sargsyan said.

“Overall, me and my associates are satisfied with the results of the meeting, and we can say more clearly about this when the [respective] statement by the [Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group] Co-Chairs is made,” he added. “The president of Azerbaijan assured that his country and he, personally, have no intention to reach the solution of a problem by way of hostilities (…). This is good, but it inspires little faith because there was such talk repeatedly, but in reality, the [respective] arrangement [to cease fire] is not kept for several years, now.”

“We [i.e. the Armenian side] are ready for any outcome. [But] of course, it is our wish that this outcome be through peace,” Sargsyan stated.

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