Meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Possible Soon: US Diplomat
A private meeting between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sarkisian, to discuss the resolution of the [Armenian-Azerbaijani] Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may take place in the near future, Matthew Bryza, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, said on 17 April, ИТАР-ТАСС reported.
Bryza did not respond unilaterally to the appeals by legislators to elaborate on the date of the talks between Aliyev and Sarkisian. The planning of such a meeting could take place within a matter of months. The Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers who are eligible to arrange talks between Aliyev and Sarkisian, may meet within a month or more," the US diplomat said.
He reiterated that the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh, as per the aspect of Washington, does not have a military solution. The United States considers that it is necessary to achieve a compromise of 'political agreements', Bryza stated.
He did not agree with reports stating that the activities by the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh under the co-chairmanship of Russia, France and the United States, were not efficient. The work undertaken by the Group represents tremendous value and is very efficient, the Assistant Secretary of State said
Bryza addressed a two-party Commission meeting on security and cooperation in Europe ( Helsinki commission) at the US Congress on 17 April, which was dedicated to the situation in Armenia. The chairman of the organization is a member of the House of Representatives, Elsi Hastings, democrat from Florida St. and the co-chairman - Sen. Benjamin Cardin, democrat from Maryland St.