Monday, November 11 2019 17:48
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Lavrov: Russia carries out its mediation mission in Karabakh without  trying to impose ready-made recipes on Armenia and Azerbaijan

Lavrov: Russia carries out its mediation mission in Karabakh without  trying to impose ready-made recipes on Armenia and Azerbaijan

ArmInfo. Russia carries out  its mediation mission on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without trying  to impose ready-made recipes on Armenia and Azerbaijan.  Russian  Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said this on November 11 in  Yerevan at the "Matenadaran" Museum-Institute of Ancient Manuscripts  at a meeting with students of Armenian universities.

At the same time, the Minister expressed his conviction that the  parties should agree on their own without pressure and outside  interference without any arbitration. "This is our firm position. But  we are ready to support those decisions, that will satisfy the  parties or, if there are already ready decisions, be guarantors of a  settlement," the Russian minister said.

At the same time, Lavrov assured that Russia is sincerely interested  in establishment of peace in the region and cease of hostilities,  opening of borders and resumption of economic activity.

The Foreign Minister noted that in parallel with this, efforts are  being made to reduce military risks and to facilitate possible  cooperation in the humanitarian field. "Russia is also conducting  consistent work to agree on the political principles for a  settlement," the Russian Foreign Minister said, while expressing his  conviction that most of the problems of our time can be resolved if  vicious methods of dictatorship and pressure are archived and  universal values of dialogue and mutual compromises are taken as a  basis.

In this context, Lavrov cited the situation in the Caspian direction  as a successful example, where not only the Convention was managed to  be signed, but also a whole system has been established of legal  mechanisms to ensure a positive balance of interests of all the  Caspian littoral states.

The head of the foreign ministry also added that Russian diplomacy  will continue to work to restore a culture of dialogue and  compromise, to demilitarize cultural thinking, and will seek to  reaffirm such unshakable fundamental norms of international law as  respect for sovereignty, non-interference in internal affairs,  non-use or threats of force, the right of peoples to determine their  own fate. "I think that in this issue our Armenian colleagues and we  will remain like-minded people," the head of the Russian foreign  ministry summed up.

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