YEREVAN, September 14. /ARKA/. Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan and President of Cyprus Demetris Christofias discussed yesterday Karabakh and Cyprus conflicts, Foreign Ministry reports.
“Mr. Christofias elaborated on the current process of Cyprus conflict settlement. Mr. Nalbandyan, on his side, noted that Armenia highly commends the constructive approach of Cyprus, and the initiative aimed for settlement of the conflict. He also deplored that the Turkish side is not reacting appropriately to these initiatives,” according to the statement.
Armenia’s FM underlined the importance of the joint memorandum signed in 2011 when President Serzh Sargsyan visited Cyprus. The memorandum states mutual support in settlement of Artsakh (Karabakh) and Cyprus conflicts.
Mr. Nalbandyan also spoke about the situation around the extradition of Azeri serviceman Ramil Safarov to Azerbaijan, where he was immediately pardoned by President Ilham Aliyev. Ramil Safarov murdered Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan with an axe on the ground of national hatred and intolerance in Budapest, 2004.
During the meeting the sides also discussed the bilateral cooperation and perspectives for its further development. —0--