The Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are due to meet in Vienna later today in an effort to re-start negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the end the state of hostilities between their countries. This is the first meeting between the two Presidents for more than eighteen months.
Ahead of the discussions world statesmen have been weighing in to support the talks.
US Secretary of State John Kerry held telephone conversations with the two Presidents over the weekend. Speaking in Washington, Kerry said "We are urging the process forward".
On Monday Kerry also discussed the Karabakh issue with the Foreign Minister of Turkey, Ahmit Davitoglu at the State Department. Davitoglu said that Turkey and the US "look at the issue from the same perspective".
There will be updates on the Aliev Sargsyan Meeting in Vienna on commonspace.eu throughout the day.
photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmit Davitoglu after meeting in Washington on Monday (picture courtesy of the Turkish Foreign Ministry).
The Russian Foreign Minister started a visit to the region on Sunday (19 November), with a stop in Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership
The long resolution listing dozens of recommendations on future engagement between the EU and the six Eastern Partnership countries was adopted at a plenary session of the Parliament ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for 24 November in Brussels.