Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers agree to meet again early next year

Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers agree to meet again early next year
# 05 December 2013 10:35 (UTC +04:00)

Kiev. Victoria Dementyeva – APA. Heads of the delegations from the OSCE co-chairing countries that are attending the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Kiev – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, French Minister Delegate for European Affairs Thierry Repentin, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, as well as Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian have issued a joint statement, APA’s correspondent reports from Kiev.

The statement says that the parties have agreed to continue working towards a fair and peaceful resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict basing on the agreements achieved up to now.

The co-chairing countries welcomed the resumption of the dialogue between Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents and expressed confidence that the upcoming meetings will advance the peace process. They called on the parties to consider measures that will reduce tension in the region.

The Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers have agreed to meet again early in 2014 for the preparation of the further high-level negotiations. The ministers noted that the region’s population expects progress in resolving the conflict and deserves it. They also highly assessed the mediation of the co-chairs.

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