Putin, Sargsyan and Aliyev agree to continue Karabakh conflict settlement process

Putin, Sargsyan and Aliyev agree to continue Karabakh conflict settlement process –

ARMENPRESS – Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to give new impetus to Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement process. “Armenpress” reports, citing “Novosti” agency, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced about this, summing up the meeting between Vladimir Putin, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev.

“The Presidents of the three countries have agreed upon the trilateral statement that expresses commitment towards a stable progress in political settlement”, Lavrov said. In his words, the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh has been respected in the recent days.

After the Azerbaijani aggression against Nagorno Karabakh in April, President Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with President Ilham Aliyev on May 16 in Vienna. US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State for European Affairs of France Harlem Desir, Armenian FM Nalbandian and Azerbaijani FM Mammadyarov, Ambassadors Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (USA), Pierre Andrieu (France) and OSCE Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk participated in the Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting. The tense situation resulted by the gross ceasefire violations in early April of 2016 and ways to overcome it were discussed at the meeting. The representatives of the Co-chair countries insisted on the necessity of unconditionally respecting the 1994 ceasefire agreement and the 1995 ceasefire strengthening agreement. An agreement was reached to take measures for creating monitoring mechanisms investigating border incidents, increasing the scope of responsibilities of the team of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and for possible resumption of negotiation process.

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