Sarkisian, Aliyev Want Negotiated Peace, Says Warlick

US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick

WASHINGTON—”Whenever the Presidents have the opportunity to meet, they are able to clarify their positions and narrow differences on key issues, as they did in Paris,” OSCE Minsk Group US Co-Chair James Warlick said to Azerbaijani news agency Report, commenting on the meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in Paris on Oct. 27.

“I was encouraged that both Presidents want a negotiated end to the conflict. They clearly signaled to each other that the time has come for peace and that the hostility between Armenians and Azerbaijanis should give way to a new era of cooperation,” the Co-Chair stated.

According to him, meetings of the Presidents also help to stabilize the situation along the Line of Contact and Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

“French President Hollande said the time has come to prepare a comprehensive peace agreement. I hope the sides will consider this step seriously. The U.S. and the Co-Chairs stand ready to assist. He also proposed measures to build trust that could lay the basis for peace,” said US Co-Chair.

James Warlick encouraged the sides of the conflict to take steps that build confidence, and welcomed their agreement in Paris to exchange data on missing persons through the ICRC.

“A genuine negotiation process would send a strong signal to the people of the region that the sides understand the benefits of peace,” noted Warlick.


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  1. Areg said:

    The onlt time the peace will come on this earth of ours and specially in the Armenian Plateau is when United States and those who have not recognized the Armenian Genocide by Ottoman Turkey and Azerbaijan will do so.

    And then maybe and I say maybe the barbaric Turks will realize that their time is up and justice is rendered to the Armenian Nation.

    With all the respect I have for you Mr. Warlick, you are dreaming for something impossible to come through. Let us all accept the fact that Artsakh is free and independent and please do not raise any other possibilities or dreams. Leave these brave people of Artsakh alone and do not stirr the pot.

    Recognize the Genocide. Recognize the Turkish crime of the Armenian Genocide. This is all there is. This is the answer for your dilema Mr. Warlick. Trust me.

  2. mgl said:

    Armenia and Kakabakh ready to sign peace for a long time. It is Azerbaijan who still not ready to accept the reality. Hope Mr. Warlick understand that, say so in his comments and make Azeries recognize free Kakabakh.

  3. Alex Postallian said: