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.)
The meeting in Krakow between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan did not lead to a breakthrough, and none was expected. But there appears to be a change of gear in the negotiations, says Dennis Sammut in this week's Monday Commentary