Armenia reiterates commitment to peaceful Karabakh settlement.

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YEREVAN, July 9 (Itar-Tass) —— Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said his country would do everything it can to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh issue peacefully.

“We will do everything we can to solve the Karabakh problem peacefully,” the president said at the first army conference of young officers on Saturday, July 9.

“The [settlement] process is underway, and we are acting constructively in this process,” Sargsyan said.

He said that allegations about international pressure on Armenia were “ an exaggeration”.

“The co-chairing countries [in the OSCE Minsk Group] are seeking to harmonise the positions of all conflicting parties – Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan,” the president said. “This process has proved difficult, but that’s how it should be – we have never expected an easy solution.”

“We will do our best to find a fair solution,” Sargsyan said. “The stronger we are, the more combat capable our army is, the better our positions at the talks will be,” he said.

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