Interfax News Agency, Russia
Oct 27 2008


Yerevan recognizes OSCE Minsk Group as format for Nagorno-Karabakh
settlement

YEREVAN Oct 27


Armenia favors a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
on the basis of Madrid principles, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan
said.

"The Armenian side recognizes the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group as a format for the Nagorno-
Karabakh settlement, and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing nations as
mediators," Sargsyan told EU Special Representative for the South
Caucasus Peter Semneby as cited by the president's press service on
Monday.

Semneby welcomed this initiative and Armenian resolve to settle its
relations with Turkey.

The EU should contribute to better relations between the two
countries, Semneby said.