The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan during the meeting of heads of Azerbaijan and Armenia, may 16, 2016
At first after the aggravation of the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh by the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, an agreement was reached on the need of ceasefire in the region. This was told to journalists after the meeting, the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. The meeting was held in Vienna with the participation of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group (Russia, USA, France).
“We agreed — and this will be discussed in the final joint statement — to enforce the truce, the cease-fire in the form in which this agreement was reached in 1994 and 1995”, – quoted Lavrov, “RIA Novosti”. “We agreed that the OSCE will be to formulate specific steps to investigate incidents on the contact line”, – he added.
Lavrov also said that the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan in June agree on the time and place of their next meeting, which will continue to discuss the parameters of a settlement in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The meeting lasted about two hours.
The initiator of the meeting was made by the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group on the settlement. In their statement, said that in light of the “recent violence” in the conflict zone presidents, “the time has come to meet.”
Russia was represented at the talks foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and France foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. With the presidents also met the EU representative for foreign policy Federica Mogherini.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Armenia Shavarsh Kocharyan on Monday said that the negotiations on the settlement impossible, until taken strict observance of the cease-fire in the conflict zone. The Azerbaijani defense Ministry, in turn, ahead of the meeting issued a statement in which it was said that Baku will regain control over the territories in Karabakh.