Sarkisian Says Armenia Ready to Implement Karabakh Agreements

President Serzh Sarkisian meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday
President Serzh Sarkisian meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday

President Serzh Sarkisian meet with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on Wednesday

MOSCOW—After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday at the Kremlin, President Serzh Sarkisian said Armenia is ready to implement agreements reached for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.

Sarkisian emphasized the importance of the implementing previous agreements reached on the Karabakh conflict resolution, saying: “It is very important to implement the agreements reached; we are ready for this, reported the Russian TASS news agency.

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tigran Balayan told Asbarez that Sarkisian was referencing agreements reached in Vienna in May and reinforced in a St. Petersburg in June.

During talks held between Sarkisian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Vienna, mediated by Secretary of State John Kerry, the participants reached an agreement to take steps toward implementing the provisions of the 1994 cease fire agreement, establishing mechanisms to investigate border incidents, expanding the authority of the team of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office to conduct more frequent monitoring of the border and the possible resumption of the peace talks.

In June, during a meeting mediate by Putin in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sarkisian and Aliyev, once again, pledged to implement the aforementioned agreements.

On Wednesday, Putin said that Russia wants to reduce tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan and hopes that the two countries will be able to find a compromise in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“During the talks, we focused on the Nagorno-Karabakh resolution in light of the trilateral Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan summit held in St. Petersburg on June 20 and my recent meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev in Baku,” Putin told a joint news conference.

Putin added that Russia would give all possible assistance to finding a solution to the “Karabakh knot”. He also expressed the hope that Armenia and Azerbaijan would be able to find a compromise without the losers and winners.

Putin also announced that he briefed Sarkisian on the details of talks he held with Aliyev on Monday in Baku. Ahead of the Aliyev meeting, Putin told reporters that Russia was helping Armenia and Azerbaijan to come up with compromise solutions to the Karabakh conflict, which he called a remnant of the Soviet Union.

Sarkisain and Putin also discussed the Eurasian Economic Union, of which both Russia and Armenia are members.

Putin said that Armenia is Russia’s strategic partner in the South Caucasus, saying the Armenia’s membership in the EEU has had a great economic impact.

“Armenia for us is a strategic partner in the Caucasus and we systematically build our relations of alliance along the most sensitive lines and in the international arena, first and foremost within the CIS,” the Russian TASS news agency quoted Putin as saying.

Putin also said that after reviewing statistics, he was pleased to see Armenia’s gross domestic product growth of 10 percent since joining the EEU.

Sarkisian added that during the first six months of the year, turnover of goods between Russia and Armenia has grown 12 percent, with exports to Russia reaching a historic high. The Armenian president attributed this growth to the EEU.

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  1. Ararat said:

    Anyone who suggests that Armenia and the artificial gas-station of Azerbaijan should compromise without either side being either the winner or the loser should NOT be trusted. It is no secret that the Armenians won the war imposed on them and the Azerbaijanis lost the war. Therefore there are winners and losers in this conflict and to the victor (winner) go the spoils as the old saying goes.

    This dangerous statement by the Russian leader, who is primarily concerned about his own self-interests in the region at the expense of the either side, reminds me of what happened at the end of WWI in 1918 when the Turks, as part of the Central Powers (Turkey, Germany and Ausro-Hungarian alliance) were defeated by the Allied Powers (Soviet Union, United States, Great Britain and France) and instead of ceding territory to Armenia, as part of Woodrow Wilson’s Armenian Mandate, they invaded what was left of Armenia by making an alliance with the Soviets to push the British out but at the expense of taking more territory from Armenia right after committing genocide and murdering 1,500,000 Armenians. The Soviets sacrificed Armenians by facilitating the invasion of remaining Armenian territories by the Kemalist Turks in return for kicking the British out.

    Don’t ever trust any foreign power to speak on your behalf. You must be the master of your own destiny Ask yourselves: Would Putin be OK if Armenia suggests that Russia give up part of Abkhazia and South Ossetia to the Georgians?

  2. Vache said:

    Russia is a “strategic partner” of Armenia, as well as of Azerbaijan and Turkey.

    It turns out that Russia is a strategic partner of every country in the world, as well as the Sun, the Moon, and all the planets.

  3. edward demian said:

    Since Russia is so keen on land for peace, Why doesn’t Russia donate some land on it’s southern border with Azerbaijan, to Azerbaijan, equivalent to the landmass that they demand now from Artsackh and Armenia, and that way Russia can remain friends with everyone. A similar program can work with Nachichevan.

  4. vartan said:

    ITS TIME FOR ARMENIAN PEOPLE TO WAKE UP. ENOUGH OF THIS STUPID RABIZ CONCERT , BANQUET HALL BUSINES, CRUSES, LUXERY CARS, LOPAZ ATTITUDES , INDIFRECE AND NUMBNESS , THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS FOR SELL BY SARKISSIAN AND HIS CRONIES , AND WE ARE BUSSY WITH STUPID CEREMONIES, THESE ARE URGENT TIMES, WAKE UP ARMENIANS

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