STEPANAKERT (Lusine Avanesyan, Armradio.am)) — “We must continue the process of peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict and carry on with the efforts targeted at maintaining peace and stability in the region, since relative peace is preferable than large-scale war,” President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakyan said at the meeting with the students of the Artsakh State University.

The President added, however, that this does not mean Artsakh is unable or irresolute to defend its independence and freedom, rebuffing any assault of the rival.

“Every society that has passed through war, has seen destruction and suffered losses, will not want this to repeat,” Bako Sahakyan said.

Speaking about the negotiation process, the President said it will be impossible to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict without the participation of official Stepanakert in all stages of the peace process.

“We will pursue the restoration of the full negotiation format by working actively in all interested structures,” President Sahakyan stated.

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