ARMENIAN, AZERI LEADERS TO MEET IN MUNICH
Nov 16 2009
The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have scheduled a meeting between
Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham
Aliyev for the end of this November. Bilateral presidential meetings
normally follow those of Foreign Ministers, Edward Nalbandian and
Elmar Mamedyarov. This time, however, it will be the other way round –
the Foreign Minister will meet in Athens on December 1-2.
To organize the Armenian-Azerbaijani presidential meeting the OSCE
MG Co-Chairs are arriving in the region this week to fix the date
and place of the meeting. According to the information at NEWS.am’s
disposal, the meeting is most likely to be held in Munich.
The RA Foreign Minmister stated the other day that the sides are
discussing the status of Nagorno-Karabakh, whereas the Azerbaijani
side speaks of a wider range of issues on the agenda, with
Nagorno-Karabakh’s status being one of the issues high on the agenda.
Armenia’s position is that Nagorno-Karabakh must not be part of
Azerbaijan, whereas Azerbaijan states its readiness to grant the
"highest degree of autonomy" to the region within Azerbaijan’s borders.
Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to insist on the
intensification of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process during his
talks with U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Turkish Premier has repeatedly stated that the Armenian-Turkish
border will be reopened provided progress is made in the
Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress