Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Agayeva / The French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Bernard Fassier, said on 25 May in Baku that the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev and Armenia, Robert Kocharyan, will meet on 9 June in Saint-Petersburg at informal summit of the CIS State Heads.
The Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia consented to this meeting during the current visit of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group to the region. Before Baku, the mediators arrived in Yerevan.
"The consent of the Presidents to meet is good news. However, it should be mentioned that it is realistic to hope for the solution to all problems at this one meeting," Fassier said. He voiced his hope, however, that the forthcoming meeting in Saint-Petersburg will provide an opportunity to see progress in the negotiations process. The diplomat said that in order to make concluding preparations for the meeting of the Presidents, the mediators will make one more visit to the region after the visit of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, who will arrive in the region at the beginning of June.