Azerbaijan, Baku, June 4 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva / The Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia intend to meet again, U.S. co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza told Trend by telephone from St. Petersburg. "To my knowledge, the Presidents intend to meet again, but I can not say exactly when, it depends on their schedule," he said
A meeting took place between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia on June 4.
This meeting was the fifth between the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Armenia, Serj Sarkisyan on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement. The previous meeting was held in Prague on June 7. The first meeting was held in June last year in St. Petersburg, the second in the end of November last year in Moscow, the third in Zurich on 28 January this year.
The meeting took place in a constructive manner, it is possible to say that progress was reached, Bryza said.
"The Presidents asked the co-chairmen to prepare our proposals and so forth, I can not say that it was a turning point, we continue to work," he said. The mood of the meeting was constructive, he said.
"Nothing was signed, we did not expect that something will be signed - it was simply an exchange of views, the Presidents exchanged ideas, views, and now it needs to continue working," he said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost all of Nagorno-Karabakh except for Shusha and Khojali in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian armed forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and 7 districts surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
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