by Tatevik Shahunyan
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the newly appointed EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia, Ambassador Herbert Salber discussed Armenia-EU ties during a meeting on Wednesday.
The press service of the Armenian President reports that Sargsyan and Salber exchanged views concerning some regional problems and challenges as well as the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. Sargsyan highly appreciated the EU's support for this process.
He reconfirmed Armenia's commitment to resolve the conflict peacefully. He said that only the OSCE Minsk Group should mediate the peace talks as it has acquired substantial experience in the past 20 years.
Sargsyan believes that the principles suggested by the MG can serve as a pivot for settling the conflict.
He expressed regret that Azerbaijan rejects the principles and any measures to build confidence and keeps organizing provocations on the contact line. Sargsyan believes that it is for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh to find a solution while the MG is just a mediator acting within its authority.