ArmInfo. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group spread the message following the meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, according to the press service of OSCE .
Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov also attended the meeting, which was organized under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America). The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk also participated in the summit.
The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere.
The Presidents agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and to take additional steps to reduce tensions on the Line of Contact.
The Co-Chairs expressed their satisfaction with these direct talks, which took place after a long interval. They remain ready to work with the sides on mediating a peacefully negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. As a next step, the Co-Chairs will organize working sessions with the Ministers in the near future.
ArmInfo.The meeting of the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, with the participation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in Geneva was followed by a tete-a-tete meeting of the leaders of the two countries.
ArmInfo.The official Stepanakert attaches special importance to the meeting of Aliyev-Sargsyan, which started in Geneva. This was stated in a conversation with the correspondent of ArmInfo by the press secretary of the NKR head David Babayan.
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.
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.