Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met his Armenian opposite number Edward Nalbandian for talks in Berlin today (15 March). Their talks focussed, among other issues, on Armenian-Turkish relations and the current situation in the southern Caucasus against the background of the Nagorny-Karabakh conflict.
The two foreign ministers agreed that a window of opportunity had opened in the rapprochement between Armenia and Turkey. Federal Minister Westerwelle stressed that both sides had to do all they could to maintain the momentum of rapprochement and to make sure the signed protocols will be ratified as soon as possible.
Regarding the Nagorny-Karabakh conflict, Federal Minister Westerwelle underlined the need to comprehensively implement the interim status along the road to a permanent solution.
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