Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliev this morning met in Baku with the US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Process, Ambassador James Warlick.
Warlick arrived in Baku over the weekend at the start of another round of diplomatic exchanges aimed at helping find a breakthrough in the stalled negotiations on the Karabakh conflict. The co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Process are trying to organise a meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan before the end of the year.
Ambassador James Warlick described the meeting as "encouraging and productive" in a post on his twitter account. The Azerbaijani side reported the meeting without comment.
photo: Ambassador Warlick and President Aliev on 21 October 2013 (picture courtesy of the press Service of the President of Azerbaijan).
"Armenia will focus on the expansion of economic cooperation in the BSEC region, and will promote the agenda through existing mechanisms in the upcoming six months", Foreign Minister Nalbandian told the organisation's Ministerial Council at its meeting in Kiev.