Azerbaijan’s foreign minister has announced a plan for meeting with the foreign minister of Armenia to discuss future peace efforts over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Elmar Mammadyarov did not unveil any timeframes or place as he addressed the topic at news conference held jointly with his Polish counterpart in Baku.
“We have talked about that with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. They have a range of proposals. The key purpose of the meeting with the foreign ministers is to conduct discussions,” Intefax Azerbaijan quotes him as saying.
It comes after Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev held a summit in Geneva under the auspices of the Minsk Group in an apparent effort to restart the negotiation process after more than a year’s interval. In a statement released after the meeting, the two countries’ foreign ministers praised the negotiations as very constructive.
“The meeting took place in a constructive atmosphere.
“The Presidents agreed to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and to take additional steps to reduce tensions on the Line of Contact,” read part of the statement published on the OSCE website.