Russian, Azerbaijani, Armenian FMs discuss Karabakh conflict - STATEMENT
- 28 April 2017
The Russian, Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers – Sergey Lavrov, Elmar Mammadyarov and Edward Nalbandian – held a working meeting in Moscow April 28 on the initiative of the Russian side, said the official statement on the meeting results.
During the meeting, the ministers continued discussions on the prospects for the progress of the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement and stressed the need to implement the agreements reached at the summits in Austria’s Vienna and Russia’s St. Petersburg held in April and June 2016, according to the statement.
The Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers expressed gratitude to their Russian counterpart for contributing to the efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.
Mammadyarov, Lavrov and Nalbandyan agreed to continue contacts on all the issues discussed, said the statement.
“Following the tripartite talks, the foreign ministers had a meeting with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, as well as the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. The sides exchanged ideas on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement,” the statement said.
A meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia kicked off in Moscow on Friday.
The trilateral meeting of Sergey Lavrov, Elmar Mammadyarov and Edward Nalbandian is taking place at the mansion of Russia’s Foreign Ministry, an APA correspondent reported from Moscow.
The meeting, which is closed to the press, will focus on the discussion of Nagorno-Karabakh peace settlement.
The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk will also join a certain stage of the meeting.