Diplomats from France, Russia and the United States, and the representative of the Italian chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Wednesday (7 February) met in Baku with the president of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, to take forward discussions on the ongoing efforts to peacefully resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. France, Russia and the United States chair the OSCE Minsk process which has been mandated to mediate between the sides in the conflict by the international community.
It is expected that the diplomats will later this week hold similar talks with the Armenian leadership in Yerevan, and will also visit Nagorno-Karabakh.
phoro: OSCE Minsk Group diplomats with the President of Azerbaijan on 7 February 2018 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan
Armenian and Azerbaijani official sources stated that the two leaders discussed matters connected to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, but gave no further details.