YEREVAN CLARIFIED UKRAINE'S POSITION ON KARABAKH DURING CHAIRMANSHIP IN OSCE

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Feb 11 2011
Armenia

Armenian-Ukrainian 2011-2012 cooperation program, memorandum on
cooperation between diplomatic schools of both countries were signed
in Yerevan during Ukrainian FM Kostyantyn Gryshchenko's visit.

Talking to the journalists, Gryshchenko said cooperation program
envisages the main events to be realized in 2011-2012.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said cooperation within the
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), chaired by
Ukraine in 2013, was the focus of the talks. "The important point is
interaction concordant with consistent position on Nagorno-Karabakh,
which is expressed both by the OSCE Minsk Group and the OSCE on the
whole during ministerial meetings in Helsinki, Athens and Alma-Ata,
as well as at the OSCE summit in Astana," Armenian FM stated.

Gryshchenko stressed Kiev will assist the OSCE Minsk Group during
its chairmanship in the organization. According to him, Ukraine is
working to use preparation period and the chairmanship in organization
to resolve so-called frozen conflicts. "We should spare no effort
to resolve the conflicts. We will first focus on the conflict in
Transnistria. The Minsk Group will definitely get our support as well,"
he said.

The sides also discussed collaboration within the UN, OSCE,
Commonwealth of Independent States(CIS), Organization of the Black Sea
Economic Cooperation (BSEC), Council of Europe, Eastern Partnership
project.




From: A. Papazian