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Minsk Group Meets with Aliyev in Baku

International mediators visited Baku on Friday to start preparations for more talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents which they hope will lead to a framework peace accord on Nagorno-Karabakh next year.

Russia Says Karabakh Deal is Close

Armenia and Azerbaijan are close to a deal to end the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrey Nesterenko told a briefing in Moscow on Thursday.

Azeris Fire at Karabakh Positions

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources)–Azeri Armed Forces fired at Nagorno-Karabakh Republic border units late Saturday night, attempting to infiltrate the south-eastern border in Fizuli in clear violation of the cease-fire agreement, reported the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Ministry. The operation, which continued until the early hours of Sunday morning, was rebuffed by the Nagorno -Karabakh Armed Forces, which

Negotiators Say Parties in Karabakh Talks ‘Not There Yet’

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–International mediators have reported an ‘improved mood’ in the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh, but said the parties are “not there yet” for an ultimate peace accord. The United States, Russian and French cochairmen of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group spoke at a press conference in Yerevan

Sarkisian Leaves for Stepanakert as Karabakh Negotiators Arrive in Yerevan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sarkisian unexpectedly left for Stepanakert early Friday as International mediators brokering a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement arrived in Yerevan for a series of meetings with Armenian leadership in hopes of building on the recent progress in peace talks. No official announcement had preceded the president’s departure. Sarkisian is not set to return

Mediators Look to ‘Finalize’ Framework Karabakh Deal

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–International mediators plan to visit Baku and Yerevan next week to try to build on progress which they believe was made by the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents at their weekend meeting in Russia, Washington’s chief Nagorno-Karabakh negotiator said late Thursday. In an interview with RFE/RL, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza also insisted

US Endorses Russian Sponsored Karabakh Talks

WASHINGTON–The US Department of State Wednesday endorsed a highly anticipated summit, organized by Russia, between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan. The meeting, which will take place in Russia on Sunday, is being touted by international mediators as potentially decisive in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict negotiations process. "We are pleased by this initiative that Moscow is

Moscow Pushes for New Round of Karabakh Talks

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, projecting Moscow’s diplomatic clout in the Caucasus, publicly offered on Tuesday to host the next meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, which international mediators hope will produce a breakthrough in their protracted efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “I hope that we are at an advanced stage,” Medvedev

Medvedev Pushes for Armenian-Azeri Summit

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, projecting Moscow’s diplomatic clout in the Caucasus, publicly offered on Tuesday to host the next meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, which international mediators hope will produce a breakthrough in their protracted efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “I hope that we are at an advanced stage,” Medvedev

Karabakh Deal ‘Possible’ in 2008

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A senior U.S. official said late Friday that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict could be resolved before the end of this year and that the likelihood of another Armenian-Azerbaijani war has decreased since the recent crisis in Georgia. “It’s possible,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried told RFE/RL when asked about chances of a breakthrough in

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