Armenian, Azeri Foreign Ministers to Meet in Kiev

Armenian and Iraqi Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian (right) and Hoshyar Zebari at a join press conference in Yerevan, Dec. 3

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—Iraq’s Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari arrived in Armenia on Tuesday at the invitation of Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries held talks in Yerevan and summed up the results of the meeting at a joint press conference.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian announced during the conference that he is set to meet his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov in Kiev on Wednesday.

Speaking about the meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents in Vienna, Edward Nalbandian said it was “constructive.” The Minister informed that he will meet his Azerbaijani counterpart on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial in Kiev.

“We’ll try to enhance the negotiation process,” the Minister said, adding that the political will of the parties is very important here.

“Armenia has stated on many occasions that it supports the peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict on the basis of the proposals made in the statements of the Presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries. It will be possible to move the negotiations forward and get closer to the resolution of the issue if Azerbaijan demonstrates the same approach,” the Minister said.

The Minsk Group co-chairs are due to again visit Baku and Yerevan later in December. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian suggested in televised remarks on November 22 that they will succeed in preparing for another Armenian-Azerbaijani summit “in the near future.”


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  1. GeorgeMardig said:

    Azerbaijan should understand that it is of both countries interest to solve this problem ASAP, should a revolt in Georgia or change in regime blocks their access, they will be in more trouble than Armenia today.

  2. Krikor said:

    Azerbaijan government has to understand that the independence of Artsakh is a divine and inalienable right
    and should stop this nonsense anti Armenian bellicose policy