YEREVAN HOPES FOR PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF KARABAKH CONFLICT

Interfax News Service
July 30 2008
Russia

The Armenian authorities are doing everything possible to ensure the
peaceful resolution of the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict, the country's
Foreign Minister Edvard Nalbandian said.

"We are doing everything in our power to make sure that the Nagorno-
Karabakh conflict is resolved peacefully, and we hope that the problem
will be solved solely by peaceful methods. We attach a great importance
to solution of this conflict and discuss all changes surrounding this
issue with the Nagorno-Karabakh leaders," Nalbandian told a press
conference on Wednesday.

"Today I am going to Moscow where on August 1 I will have a meeting
with Azerabaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov at the proposal
of the co-chairmen of the OSCE (Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe) Minsk Group that mediates the Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict," Nalbandian said.

The meeting will focus on "those proposals that were made by the
mediators in Madrid and approved by the Armenian and Azeri presidents
at their meeting in St. Petersburg," he said.

The co-chairmen will hold separate meetings with the Armenian and
Azeri foreign ministers in Moscow, the ministers will meet one-on-one
and in a more extended format, Nalbandian said.