The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met on Thursday in Vienna, ahead of a summit between the leaders of the two countries that will focus on a resolution of the Karabakh conflict.
Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov met diplomats from France, Russia and the United States who co-chair the OSCE Minsk Group as part of the process to prepare the meeting.
President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and prime minister nikol Pashinyan of Armenia have already arrived in Vienna ahead of the meeting.
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photo: The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan with diplomats from the OSCE Minsk process at their meeting in Vienna on 28 March (picture courtesy of the facebook feed of the spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry)
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