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Sarkisian and Aliyev to meet in Vienna next week

Source: Asbarez | Friday, 13 May 2016
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MOSCOW (Arka)“The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will hold a meeting next week in Vienna. It is also planned that the foreign ministers of co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group – Russia, United States, France – will take part in the meeting,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov plans to take part in the meeting of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian in Vienna on May 16.

US State Secretary John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault will also take part in the meeting.

“The main aim of consultations that are currently being coordinated, is to try to strengthen the ceasefire regime, reduce military risks, agree on strengthening concrete confidence-building measures,” Zakharova said.

“We proceed from the fact that such meeting may and should facilitate stabilization of the situation in the conflict zone and, of course, create necessary conditions for resuming the negotiations process aimed at achieving comprehensive settlement,” Zakharova added.





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