Azerbaijan, Baku, June 6 / Trend / Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serj Sarkisyan, agreed on the mediators' proposal for the Presidents to continue their meetings in the nearest future, if possible in July, says the statement of Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, published at the OSCE official website, as a result of the fifth meeting between the two presidents, held in Saint Petersburg, Russia on 4 June 2009.
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov - Russian Federation; Ambassador Bernard Fassier - France; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza - United States) took part with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrej Kasprzyk in the meeting of Presidents.
"During their tete-a-tete conversation as well as at the working session held afterwards with the Minsk Group Co-Chairs and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, the Presidents discussed the overall conception of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement advanced by the mediators and reviewed some of the elements of the proposed settlement that have not yet been agreed", says the statement.
"The conversation took place in a constructive atmosphere and resulted in positive steps that narrowed the differences between the two countries on a number of the Basic Principles of the settlement", says the statement.
"Because of these positive developments in their discussion, both Presidents asked the mediators to continue their shuttle diplomacy and to open a new and major subject outlined by the Madrid Document which, according to their views, still remains the basis of the negotiation", says the statement.