Nalbandian, Mammadyarov Meet

Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian meets with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen in Krakow

KRAKOW, Poland—The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan and international mediators met again on Friday to discuss ways of breaking the deadlock in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The U.S., Russian and French diplomats co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group said they discussed with Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov in the Polish city of Krakow “possible ways to advance the peace process.” “The Ministers exchanged views on the current situation and reaffirmed their commitment to promoting peace in the region,” they said in a joint statement.

“The Co-Chairs reiterated the need to avoid actions or rhetoric that could raise tensions or damage the peace process, and discussed with the Ministers a number of confidence building measures to help create an atmosphere conducive to reconciliation,” added the statement.

The mediators also announced that they will again tour the Karabakh conflict zone later this month “discuss these issues further with the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia.”

The Armenian Foreign Ministry issued a virtually identical statement on the meeting.

Nalbandian said late last month that President Serzh Sarkisian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev could meet soon for the first time in more than a year. It is not clear whether the possibility of such a summit was discussed during the Krakow talks.


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  1. Stephen T. Dulgarian said:

    We hope the meeting between Armenia & Azerbaijan will not concede any of Artsakh’s historical Armenian Territory back to the Azeri’s. The whole world knows that Stalin the Dictator gave numerous Armenian Territories away and those included Artsakh & Nakhichevan to the Azeri’s, Javakh to the Georgian’s and Kars & Ardahan to the Turks. These territories must be returned to Armenia and the Armenian Government must bring these issuses up to the foreign powers and before the United Nations for what Stalin illegally did to the Armenian Nation. Time is essential in this critical issue.

  2. shameonhim said:

    Shame on you Nalbandian for meeting with the foreign minister of a country that officially hails and encourages axe murderers!!! I am ashamed of you as an Armenian!!! How do you defend your behaviour?

  3. helen takessian said:

    the single most important thing the “international mediators” can do is to uniformally contact the us state dept and request that the USA stop all interference in any thing relating to Armenia weather that be from blocking superior cout hearing of armenian lawsuits against its genocidal culprits i.e. Turkey or the helping of ethnic cleansing/genocide by azeri’s before the armenians were slaughtered with with US “advisors” to the azeri murders.