The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group met with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Brussels on Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents later this month.
“We look forward to a meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in June,” wrote James Warlick, the American co-chair of the Minsk Group, on Twitter.
After a meeting on May 16 in Vienna, Presidents Aliyev and Sargsyan are going to meet again, possibly in France. The Minsk Group co-chairs are meeting Armenian foreign minister Edward Nalbandian on June 2.
Mammadyarov also met NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as part of his visit to Brussels.
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PHOTO: James Warlick
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