The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan issued a joint statement on the results of the meeting between the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Ilham Aliev in Vienna on March 29. “Armenpress” presents the statement completely.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan met in Vienna today for the first time under the aegis of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs (Igor Popov, Russia, Andrew Shawfer, USA, Stephen Visconti, France). Foreign Ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov also participated in the meeting. Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk also attended the meeting.
The meeting took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere and enabled the two leaders to clarify their respectful stances. They exchanged views on a number of pivotal variants relating to the settlement process and content ideas.
The two leaders emphasized the importance of taking further concrete and tangible steps in the negotiation process aimed at the building of peace-building and peaceful resolution of the conflict.
Reminding their conversation in Dushanbe, the leaders reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen the ceasefire regime and improve the direct communication mechanisms. They also agreed to develop a range of measures in the humanitarian sphere.
The prime minister and the president instructed their ministers to meet again in the near future with the Co-Chairs. They also agreed to continue the direct dialogue. “