Armenian Azeri FMs Meet in Berlin

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–On Friday–November 19–Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian and his counterpart–Azerbaijan’s Elmar Mamedyarov–met in the German capital city of Berlin to continue talks initiated at a meeting in Prague several months ago. Also present at the meeting were the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen.

According to media reports–the meeting between the two ministers lasted fifteen minutes. Although no details about the meeting’s results were released–a press release issued by Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry stated that "the sides exchanged views on the issues that topped the agenda of the Prague talks."

Following the talks–Mamedyarov left Berlin for New York to attend a November 23 UN session titled "On the Situation on Azerbaijan’s Occupied Territories."

Oskanian–who joined President Kocharian in Berlin–told the Berlin press that the two sides made "a number of successful and objective decisions" to continue the dialogue "based on existing realities."Specific issues were spoken about and discussed during the talks," Oskanian noted. "We decided that we can continue the Prague process again," he added.

The Friday meeting was initially scheduled for October 25–but was postponed after the Armenian side requested more time to analyze the results of the four previous meetings–all of which were held in Prague.


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