BAKU: Azeri, Armenian FMs To Meet In December

AZERI, ARMENIAN FMS TO MEET IN DECEMBER

AzerNews, Azerbaijan
Oct 6 2005

Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers are due to hold talks for
the next time on the sidelines of a meeting of the OSCE council of
foreign ministers in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana December 5-6
to discuss ways of peacefully settling the Upper Garabagh conflict,
officials said.

Deputy foreign minister and the President’s special envoy on the
Upper Garabagh conflict Araz Azimov said the two ministers are
expected to hold a private meeting as part of the event. Co-chairs
of the mediating OSCE Minsk Group are due to visit the region prior
to the ministers’ meeting, Azimov said. “The issue was discussed at
a recent OSCE meeting. A final decision was not made in this respect,
but the co-chairs’ visit is expected on the eve of the parliamentary
elections”, the deputy foreign minister said.

Armenian foreign minister Vardan Oskanian told a press conference on
Thursday that the conflicting sides – Azerbaijan and Armenia – should
step up progress achieved in the conflict settlement. “A very suitable
moment has come about from the standpoint of resolving the Garabagh
conflict”, he said. “There are positive processes and achievements
and we should use them in order to continue the negotiating process
and deepen the accomplishments after the parliament elections in
Azerbaijan.”

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