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 Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:54
Alexandr Avanesov

UN Secretary-General welcomes results of talks between Azerbaijani  and Armenian presidents

UN Secretary-General welcomes results of talks between Azerbaijani  and Armenian presidents

ArmInfo. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the results of the meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan  held on Monday in Geneva and urged the two countries to develop this  success in order to achieve a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Tass, official representative of the Secretary General Stefan Dujarrik told journalists about this, commenting on the summit held in Geneva.

According to him, the head of the world organization is encouraged by  the achievement by the two heads of state of the agreement on the  activation of the negotiation process and the adoption of additional  steps to reduce tensions on the contact line. "The Secretary-General  emphasizes that the UN supports the mediation efforts of the  co-chairs (the OSCE Minsk Group) and calls on the parties to take  advantage of the positive dynamics resulting from this summit in  order to achieve a peaceful negotiated solution to the Nagorno-  Karabakh conflict," says Dujarrik in a written statement.

Sargsyan and Aliyev met on Monday in Geneva to discuss ways to  resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on the initiative of the OSCE  Minsk Group co-chairs. The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and  Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, the Minsk Group  co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Andrew Chaufer (USA) and Stefan  Visconti (France), as well as the Personal Representative of the OSCE  Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk took part in the consultations.

The talks were held in the permanent representation of Switzerland at  the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva.  Following the meeting in the OSCE, it was reported that it was "in a  constructive atmosphere," and the presidents of the two countries  "agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and  take additional steps to reduce tensions on the contact line."

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