No alternative to peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict – Catholicos Karekin II


YEREVAN.- Leadership of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh repeatedly voiced their aspiration for strengthening peace and cooperation with all the neighboring states, said Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.

The evidence of this policy is an attempt to normalize relations with Turkey without any preconditions, he said addressing the participants of inter-religious CIS Council Presidium Session held in Yerevan. However, all the attempts failed due to Turkey’s denial policy, he added.

He stressed that trilateral meeting with Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus Kirill I and spiritual leader of Caucasus Muslims, Allahshukur Pashazade will be held within the Council session to develop effective dialogue and further resolution of the Karabakh conflict.

“There is no alternative to peace, conflict should be settled through peace talks based on human rights and international law,” he said.

According to His Holiness Karekin II, spiritual leaders should cooperate to seek for solution to the conflicts.