Oskanian Minsk Group Co chair Meeting ahead of Council of Europe Summit

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–OSCE Minsk group co-chairmen from Russia–US–and France will meet with Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian on May 14–a day before the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are rumored to meet in Warsaw–on the sidelines of a Council of Europe summit.

Oskanian said on Monday that he could not say with certainty whether the meeting of the presidents would take place–but added that is a preliminary agreement to that effect.

"Though we have not established direct contacts with the Azeri side–the meeting is very likely to take place," he said.

Oskanian also voiced disapproval at Azeri president Ilham Aliyev’s decision to not attend a CIS summit that took place Moscow on May 8–where he was expected to meet with Kocharian. "Just a few days ahead of the Warsaw meeting–when both sides hold hopes for progress for the stalled talks–the Azeri leader’s decision reveals Baku’s reluctance to move forward in regulating the conflict," Oskanian said.


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