01, 2009

President Serzh Sargsyan and President Ilham Aliev met in Zurich

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President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliev met today at the Radisson Hotel in Zurich.

This is the third meeting of the two Presidents in the process of negotiations for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan started with the participation of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mamedyarov, as well as the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Yuri Merzlyakov, Matthew Bryza, Bernard Fassier, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.

Later, President Sargsyan and President Aliev continued the talks in the face-to-face format. After the private meeting of the Presidentsof Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan the talks were continued in the extended format.

The Armenian side assessed the outcome of the meeting in Zurich as positive and constructive. During the meeting, the two sides presented their positions on the current stage of the peace talks. The Presidents of the two states directed their Ministers of Foreign Affairs to continue the negotiations in cooperation with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group. Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliev expressed satisfaction with the fact that the Co-Chairs are working toward the synchronization of the parties’ positions. During the meeting, the parties agreed also on the upcoming visit of the Co-Chairs to the region.

After the negotiations, the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan left for Davos where he will participate at the official opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum.

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