ARMENIAN EX-PRESIDENT MADE NO CONCRETE PROPOSALS ON THE SETTLEMENT OF THE KARABAKH CONFLICT

Mediamax
January 7, 2008

Yerevan /Mediamax/. Ex-President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosian
believes that in the Karabakh settlement "political will should be
demonstrated, one should base upon the stance of protecting the right
of the Armenian people of Artsakh for self-determination and upon
searching for a compromise variant of the settlement".

Mediamax reports that Levon Ter-Petrosian's pre-election program,
which is titled "Pre-election program or quiet thoughts", reads this.

There are no concrete proposals on the settlement of the Karabakh
conflict in the program of the first President of Armenia.

Levon Ter-Petrosian stated that in case he is elected for the position
of the Armenian President, he intends "to strengthen and deepen the
good-neighborly relations with the direct neighbors - Russia, Georgia,
and Iran, take up constructive steps on the settlement of relations
with Turkey and Azerbaijan".

Ex-President also promises to "overcome the political and economic
isolation of Armenia, increase the level of involvement of the country
in international and regional economic systems".