The President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev met in Vienna on Tuesday morning as part of efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
A statement by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs following the meeting said that during a tête-à-tête meeting that was followed by a working meeting with the co-chairs and ministers, the presidents discussed a wide range of issues related to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"The Presidents agreed to give impetus to further negotiations aimed at reaching peaceful settlement , and instructed their foreign ministers together with the co-chairs to continue work on what has been already done in order to intensify the peace process. They agreed to meet again in the coming months.
As a next step, the co-chairs will organize working meetings with ministers on the margins of OSCE Ministerial Council to be held on December 5-6 in Kiev. The Co-Chairs plan to visit the region before the end of this year."
photo: President Aliev and President Sargsyan at the start of their meeting in Vienna (picture courtesy of the press service of the Armenian President.)
Street protests continued in Yerevan on Thursday (19 April), and over one hundred persons were detained by police. Protestors are angry at the appointment of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister at the end of his ten year stint as the country's president