U.S. WELCOMES ARMENIAN AND AZERI LEADERS’ COMMITMENTS TO INTENSIFY KARABAKH PEACE PROCESS
16.07.2008 12:39 GMT+04:00
Washington welcomes the commitments of Presidents Serzh Sargsyan of
Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan to reinvigorate the Minsk
Group peace process for the Nagorno Karabakh conflict resolution,
said Matthew Bryza, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
He said he intends to meet with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandian in Washington and discuss the current stage of talks.
In addition, the Minsk Group Co-chairs are planning to meet with the
Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, in the near future.
"I hope to elicit the Ministers’ views on some provisions of the
Basic Principles that still remain unresolved, as Presidents Aliyev
and Sargsyan requested the Co-chairs to do during their June 6 meeting
in St. Petersburg," Mr Bryza said.
The diplomat said that Minister Nalbandian had Monday a productive
meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during which the
latter expressed her readiness to support the efforts of the Co-Chairs
to help Armenia and Azerbaijan to bridge the gap in compliance with
the Madrid Document, Trend Azeri news agency reports.