EU Presidency welcomes discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh
The President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, met in Moscow on the 17 and 18 July to continue negotiations over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Russian president Dmitry Medvedev hosted the talks, which aimed at finding a solution for the dispute which has been ongoing since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The discussions are set to continue when both sides meet again in the autumn.
The Swedish Presidency of the European Union released the following statement:
“The Presidency of the European Union welcomes the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Moscow on 17 July, and encourages both parties to continue and intensify their efforts towards a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Presidency commends the tireless efforts of the Minsk Group Co-Chairmen, consisting of France, the Russian Federation and the United States, and extends to them its full support.”
RF ready to continue efforts on Karabakh settlement – Medvedev
MOSCOW, July 18 (Itar-Tass) – Talks between the presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, Dmitry Medvedev, Ilkham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, [were] held in a constructive atmosphere, presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said.
“During today’s, fourth, meeting, between presidents of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, Dmitry Medvedev confirmed readiness of Russia as co-chairman of the Minsk Group to continue exerting efforts to find mutually acceptable solutions to the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement,” Prikhodko said on Saturday. “In our view, the meeting was very constructive. It focused on certain problems, which remained open,” he added. “President Aliyev and Sargsyan expressed gratitude to Dmitry Medvedev for his efforts to bring closer the positions of Armenia and Azerbaijan and contribute to the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement,” the Russian presidential aide stressed.
The tripartite meeting was held in one of Moscow’s restaurants after horse races for the Russian president’s prize.
Armenia, Azerbaijan Hold Another Summit on Karabakh
(Source: Radio Free Europe, http://www.armenialiberty.org/content/article/1779544.html)
The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan were in meeting for more than three hours in Russian capital Moscow on Friday late afternoon in the latest round of internationally mediated negotiations over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh area. They made no announcement for the press after their negotiations.
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