Reports Indicate New Round of Armenian-Azer Talks

BAKU (Armenpress)–Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammedyarov will likely meet for a new round of Nagorno-Karabakh talks on the sidelines of the October 9 session of the CIS council of Foreign Ministers to be held in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, Novosti Azerbaijan reported, quoting an anonymous diplomatic source.

According to Azeri Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov, official Baku is still considering the results of talks held between the foreign ministers of Armenia, Turkey and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting on September 26. “It will soon become clear in what format and on what level the negotiations can continue,” Azimov said.

Meanwhile, Armenia’s Foreign Ministry Thursday denied reports circulating in the Azerbaijani media that Baku and Yerevan are engaged in three-way negotiations with Turkey over a Turkish proposal to resolve the conflict between the two over Nagorno-Karabakh. A spokesman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry said talks are continuing “on the basis of Madrid proposals in the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group.

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