30 May 2019 19:15

Armenian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers agree to have new meeting - co-chairs

YEREVAN. May 30 (Interfax) - Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov will meet soon, the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group for settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict said on Thursday.

"The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan accepted the Co-Chairs' proposal to meet soon under their auspices, and will announce details at the appropriate time," the co-chairs said in a statement after visiting Yerevan, Stepanakert, and Baku.

The co-chairs said they have examined the situation on the line of contact in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

"The Co-Chairs provided proposals for concrete next steps in the settlement process, including on humanitarian and security measures," it said.

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers met last time in Brussels in mid-May. The brief meeting took place on the sidelines of a summit of the EU Eastern Partnership program, but the parties did not hold official talks.