ArmInfo. Most likely, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan was forced to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart in Geneva. Manvel Sargsyan, the director of the Armenian Center for Strategic and National Studies, expressed his opinion to ArmInfo.
The board of the arriving in Geneva for the meeting with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev of the President of Armenia has already landed at Geneva International Airport. The meeting was initiated and conducted with the mediation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The last meeting between Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev was held in June 2016 in St. Petersburg. Earlier in the same year, a similar meeting was held in Vienna.
"After Aliyev's Baku statements that Armenia was elementary forced to give up preconditions for the continuation of the negotiation process on Karabakh, the very meeting itself is problematic." If this is true, then Aliyev needs this meeting solely to prove his words. "He does not simply talk to Serzh Sargsyan than, Aliyev needs only the fact of the meeting, "he stressed.
In this light, the analyst notes that against this background, there are no special expectations from the meeting. According to him, in the light of the above, the most urgent issue is why the Armenian President went for this meeting after all .
The agreement on the organization of the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan was reached in the presence of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs in New York on September 24 by the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov.
After the April aggression of Azerbaijan, with more than 100 victims from the Armenian side, Yerevan insisted on the implementation of the proposals on the deployment of mechanisms for investigating incidents in the conflict zone in order to continue the negotiations at the highest level. Azerbaijan subsequently refused to sign the agreement.
ArmInfo. "Speaking about the meetings between the presidents, it is first of all necessary to take into account the political situation in which these meetings take place." At the moment, the political situation in Armenia is extremely favorable, "political expert Alexander Manasyan stated at a press conference on October 16.
ArmInfo. The board of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan landed at Geneva International Airport.As the press secretary of the Armenian President Vladimir Hakobyan wrote on his Twitter page, Sargsyan arrived in Geneva to meet with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.