The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan reaffirmed their commitment to peace on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Warsaw, according to the American ambassador to the OSCE Minsk Group.
"US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken to presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev over the peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict," James Warlick said on Twitter. "All sides refuse war and confirmed their commitment to negotiation process."
Both Sargsyan and Aliyev met Kerry on the sidelines of the summit, which is taking place July 8-9. The men discussed the ongoing situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and reaffirmed their support for peace.
Sargsyan and Aliyev met last month in St Petersburg, and the previous month in Vienna, where both pledged their support for peace. Dozens were killed in early April when heavy fighting flared up for the first time in decades.
SOURCE: commonspace.eu and agencies
PHOTO:Agdam, Fizuli, Jabrail and Zangilan in Karbakh
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.