Maria Zakharova about Karabakh, Erdogan's apology and elections in Georgia

 Maria Zakharova about Karabakh, Erdogan's apology and elections in Georgia

The Nagorno-Karabakh settlement demans silence, diplomats and experts should work with it, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said during a weekly briefing, speaking about the outcome of the trilateral meeting of the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia in St. Petersburg, the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza reports.

"It is important not to diminish the positive result by public rhetoric, it must be preserved for the implementation of concrete steps. There are topics that demand silence since here diplomats and experts must work," the diplomat noted.

"It is important to make sure that the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem to transfer into a certain real platform," the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
"It is necessary to coordinate with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries as the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group all the issues considering the agreements reached at the summit in Vienna on May 16 and a trilateral meeting in St. Petersburg on 20 June. Therefore, this issue does not leave our agenda, as we regularly inform you and we will continue doing it," Maria Zakharova said.

Speaking about the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's letter of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin', Maria Zakharova noted that Turkey has made a serious and correct step.

"You know, yesterday and today, representatives of the presidential administration, in particular, the President's press secretary Dmitry Peskov, gave detailed information on the developments in the relations between Russia and Turkey and outlined the Russian-Turkish assessment in this regard. I would like to say that this is a serious step in the right direction, and, of course, it was taken into account," the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

Maria Zakharova also touched upon the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Georgia, which will be held on October 8.

"With regard to the parliamentary elections in Georgia, this is certainly fully within the competence of the Georgian people. This is our basic approach. At the same time Georgia is our neighbor, and, of course, and the results of political processes in that country interest us, because it will define who will come to power in Georgia. Accordingly, we are closely watching these processes. As the course announced by the country inside and outside will depend on who will come to power," the diplomat noted.