THE RESULT RATHER THAN THE PROCESS IS IMPORTANT

Hayots Ashkhar Daily
31 Oct 08
Armenia

Yesterday, the correspondent of "Hayots Ashkharh" asked the Foreign
Minister about the Armenian party's interest in continuing the dialogue
in view of the fact that the regulation of Armenia's relations with
Turkey continues to be conditioned by the Karabakh issue.

"We are not, in any way, interested in continuing the process for
the sake of the process. We are not interested in organizing several
meetings within the period of two, three or four years just to create
an impression that the process continues. For us, the important
thing is the result rather than the process. If the process produces
relevant results in the near future, such results will proceed from
the interests of Armenia, Turkey as well as the whole region.

Otherwise, there will be no sense in continuing the talks. We are not
going to change the process into long-term negotiations over issues
that have been under discussion for several decades. If the Turks
are really serious, we are serious too," EDWARD NALBANDYAN answered.