Armenia, Azerbaijan sign declaration on Karabakh dispute

Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have adopted a declaration expressing mutual agreement to continue talks on peaceful settlement of Nagorny Karabakh conflict.
Following a round of one-on-one talks between Serge Sargsyan and Ilham
Aliyev earlier today, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan took part in tri-lateral talks, joined by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
As a result of today’s meetings the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan have expressed their readiness to seek a “peaceful resolution” to the Nagorny Karabakh conflict, based on “binding international guarantees.”
According to AFP the two sides have agreed that “the achievement of a peaceful settlement must be accompanied by legally binding international guarantees of all aspects and stages.”
Amid continous talks, that a Karabakh solution is possible within next two-three months, the signing of this declaration seems to add more fuel to the speculations on speedy resolution.
It is also noteworthy, that this initiative of Russia’s Medvedev comes on the wake of presidential elections in the USA. Is Russia trying to prove somehing by this or just trying to use the opportunity to improve it’s image making use of inaction from the side of US?

Artur Papyan

Journalist, blogger, digital security and media consultant


  1. […] over an imminent peace deal might still remain, it looks more like an attempt by Russia to prove something to the West. It is also noteworthy, that this initiative of Russia‚Äôs Medvedev comes on the wake of […]

  2. this is as simple as it is, being at least geographically closer and historically so bound to Russia, how can one envisage non-participation of Russia in similar negotiations be it prior to US elections or aftermath of South Ossetian developments for example? Involvement of Russia other than the Big West in the role of mediator in or towards peaceful negotiations, has always been the case…and by no means needs to be uderestimated,
    and if so?? if Russia is trying to prove smth. then what and to whom??
    of course there could be perception of some political game, but could be set on the agenda of regional politics or international cooperation as well
    (or most likely)
    hope this is not so irrelevant to the posted message and the posed questions

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