ArmInfo.The Geneva meeting of Aliyev and Sargsyan is remarkable only by the agreement of the Armenian side against it, despite the absence of any progress in the implementation of the prevention mechanisms, as well as the investigation of incidents on the contact line between the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan and Artsakh. Such an opinion was expressed by ArmInfo ex- NKR Foreign Minister, independent analyst Arman Melikyan.
The meeting of the Presidents of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is held in Geneva. The meeting was initiated and conducted with the mediation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. The last meeting of Sargsyan and Aliyev took place in June 2016 in St. Petersburg. Earlier in the same year, a similar meeting was held in Vienna. The analyst notes that the OSCE field mission led by Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk does not fulfill any visible new functions, despite the fact that for a year and a half the Armenian society has been feeding stories that the Azerbaijani side, in the course of the Vienna and St. Petersburg talks, gave these principle of agreement. In this light, according to Melikyan, most likely all the participants in this negotiating farce agreed that a year and a half was enough for the Armenian society to calm down and it is already possible to start the next stage of twisting arms and psychological pressure.
"If today Ilham Aliyev does not personally declare in Geneva that agreements of a year and a half have taken place and will be implemented in the near future, and also do not specify a specific date for their implementation, it will be possible to state with confidence that the Armenian negotiators were in full flight. , this will mean that Serzh Sargsyan himself and his entire team of diplomats-propagandists all this time maliciously drove their own people behind their nose, "the analyst said.
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. 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.
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.