Sarkisian, Aliyev to Meet in Vienna November 19

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs met with President Sarkisian and Foreign Minister Nalbandian in Yerevan earlier this month in efforts to initiate a meeting between the Armenian and Azeri presidents

YEREVAN—President Serzh Sarkisian will leave for Austria on Monday for a working visit, the President’s press office reported.

President Sarkisian is expected to meet with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev in Vienna on November 19.

In the framework of his visit, President Sarkisian will also meet with the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer.

The US has reiterated its support for the work of the mediating OSCE Co-Chairs and the Chairmanship’s Personal Representative, and appreciates their continued engagement with the two sides.

“It is crucial that we all intensify our efforts within the peace process, despite tensions and incidents in the region and the resulting strain on trust among the sides. There is no alternative to a peaceful, negotiated settlement to the Karabakh conflict,” Head of the Unites States Mission to the OSCE, Ambassador Daniel B. Baer, said at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council.

“We welcome confirmation that Presidents Aliyev and Sarkisian intend to meet and discuss the next steps in the settlement process, as stated in a press release of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs on November 5. It is time to turn words into action. A meeting between the two presidents can bring new impetus to the settlement process,” he said.

“As a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States remains deeply committed – as Ambassador Warlick has underscored this morning – to working with the sides to find a lasting and peaceful resolution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh,” Ambassador Baer said.

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  1. Vasken said:

    While talking today…, I hope, there won’t be a “Safarov” stile lightning attack on Karabagh. Aliev can’t be trusted!

  2. jutssstatyin@gmail.com said:

    I spit on you Sarkisyan for meeting the axe man sultan Aliyev. You’re a coward for meeting him!!!!

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