Too Early to Speak of Armenian Azeri Presidents’ Meeting in St. Petersburg

YEREVAN (YERKIR)–Spokesman for Armenian President Victor Soghomonyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter that a meeting between Armenian President Robert Kocharian and Azeri leader Ilham Aliyev within the G8 summit in Saint Petersburg will be too early.

During his latest interview with leading Armenian TV channels Spokesman Soghomonyan reminded that Kocharian agreed to the opportunity of meeting President Aliyev within the G8 summit.

"It is a rather important factor–and the co-chairs believe–that if it is possible to agree over basic principles of the Nagorno Karabakh settlement before the G8 summit–the international community will do their best to boost implementation of those agreemen’s. The time frames are made to speed up the process," Kocharian said.

Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov spoke about the expected meeting of the two presidents in St. Petersburg. In his words–before the G8 summit OSCE MG American Co-Chair Matthew Bryza is scheduled to visit the region. "Only after that visit will the matter of holding a new meeting with the two presidents will become clear," Mammadyarov noted.

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