Visit of Robert Kocharyan, President of Armenia, to Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 11/10/2007 First transmission: 11/10/2007
Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, met Robert Kocharyan, President of Armenia, to discuss recent and forthcoming matters in Armenia, as well as EU/Armenia relations. They also referred to the Caucasus region, the Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution and the Armenia/Turkey relations.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the Council building
||Handshake between Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, and Robert Kocharyan, President of Armenia (4 shots)
||Arrival to the press conference room
||Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) saying that they talked about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh; he told the President that he would wish to see if a motion can take place and the disposition to cooperate with the Minks Group to see if in the future some prospect of movement, if not a solution, at least movement, can take place
||Robert Kocharyan (in ARMENIAN) saying that all Armenia's foreign contacts around the world show that there is no doubt about the facts that took place in Turkey in 1915; there is consensus about these events; if some countries don't recognise it formally, it is due to the fact that they don't want to create difficulties in their relations with Turkey
||Javier Solana (in ENGLISH) on the genocide;
saying that the EU is absolutely aware of the suffering of the people of Armenia; they would really like to look to the future in a constructive manner, and to do the utmost so that the process of continuation that has taken place in our family of countries in the EU also takes place in the countries that are in our neighbourhood
||Robert Kocharyan (in ARMENIAN) saying that Armenia is open to establish diplomatic relations without any pre-conditions and is ready to open a very wide dialogue with its Turkish partners on all possible matters
||Robert Kocharyan (in ARMENIAN) saying that Armenia's position is clear: they welcome the resolution adopted by the Committee; they look forward to seeing further development and hope that it will lead to the full recognition of the United States of the fact of the Armenian genocide
||Javier Solana and Robert Kocharyan leaving