Armenia, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministers Meet in Moscow

Foreign minister Lavrov, Mammadyarov and Nalbandian in Moscow on Saturday

MOSCOW—The Armenian, Russian and Azeri foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian, Sergei Lavrov and Elmar Mammadyarov met in Moscow Saturday, ahead of a scheduled presidential summit later this month in Kazan, Russia.

“In the course of the discussion, the sides succeeded in approximating their positions over a number of key issues of the Basic Principles of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. The draft of the above-mentioned document will be discussed during the next trilateral summit to be held at the end of June of this year,” said a statement by Armenia’s foreign ministry posted on its Web site.

“At this stage we have resolved major issues. The opportunity has already been created to continue the peace talks on the basis of the basic principles for a peace agreement,” Mammadyarov told reporters in Baku Monday during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt.

“If we can achieve rapprochement in Kazan, as we did in Sochi, then this will allow peace and stability to come to our region,” Mammadyarov told the press conference.

Bildt also gave his backing to the peace process.

“Every opportunity should be used to achieve progress in the negotiating process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” Bildt said.

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  1. John G. said:

    Are you as sick and tired as I am of these Karabagh negotiations that every few months are supposed to be a “breakthru”? Enough is enough.
    I don’t trust Nalbandian. He’s the one who signed the Turkish Protocols.
    And I don’t trust Russians, the people who gave Karabagh to the Azeris in the first place.
    And what this nonsense about agreements on the Basic Principles?
    Artsakh seeks independence, and Azerbaijan says it will never allow that.
    These polar opposites can never be reconciled.

  2. HARUTUYN said:

    it does not matterhow many meetings takes place orwereit takes place
    Arsax is Armenian teritory same goes for the 20 % , we lost to many people in the liberation of Arsax
    and azeris know thatso they can run around all day long , Arsaxis my ancestral land which goes back 400 years and i can prove it, my great great great great grandfathers and grand mothers lived there so there is no need for azeris to even talk about it.

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