Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents have constructive talks: OSCE MG
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.23 /corr. Trend E.Mamedov/
The presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan during the sixth meeting in this year, held on Sunday a detailed discussion of solutions to the most important issues, said in the OSCE Minsk Group statement.
"The talks, lasted about four hours, were constructive. In some areas, progress has been made. At the same time some questions are still open," - said in a statement.
The meeting of presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia at the residence of the French Consul General in Munich, was organized on the initiative of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France) and Robert Bradtke (USA).
The talks held with the participation of foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Elmar Mamedyarov and Edward Nalbadyan, as well as the personal representative of the OSCE Andzei Kasprzyk.
Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia have instructed their foreign ministers to continue their working with Co-Chairs, said in the statement.
The organization of the working session of two ministers on the eve of the OSCE Ministerial Council to be held in December in Athens is planned.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations