Diplomats from France, the United States and Russia met with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday as they continue their visit tot the region in an effort to keep up the momentum for a Karabakh conflict solution.
The visit has been overshadowed by the death of an Armenian soldier on the frontline on Sunday afternoon. The Armenian side say that this was the result of Azerbaijani sniper fire. There has been no comment by the Azerbaijani side.
The matter was raised by Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian when he met the Minsk Group diplomats in Yerevan.
Discussions are on-going to prepare for a second meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan early in 2014. The meeting held in Vienna in November has been welcomed a a step-forward by the international community.
photo: President Sargsyan greeting the OSCE Minsk Group fdiplomats in Yerevan on 16 December 2013. (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the president of Armenia).
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