09.07.2010 17:31

Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan refutes the
statements of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister that during the meeting
in Almaty on July 16 the Foreign Ministers of the two countries will
discuss the withdrawal of troops from Lachin and Kelbajar.

"Instead of speaking about the agreements reached in Saint Petersburg,
the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister continues presenting his own wishes
for reality.

Withdrawal of forces from any territory is out of question until
Azerbaijan agrees to the accept the status of Karabakh determined
through the legally binding expression of will of the people of Artsakh
and expressed readiness to withdraw its troops from the occupied
territories of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic," Shavarsh Kocharyan said.

From: A. Papazian