Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, stated in St. Petersburg, Russia, that no breakthrough was achieved in the peace talks on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict meeting between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharian. The two Presidents discussed issues concerning the major principles of the conflict settlement, Maxmedia news agency reports.
In talks with journalists in St. Petersburg on the 10th of June Bartan Oskanian , the Armenian Foreign Minister, stressed that the head of states were proposed to discuss the issues which the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs had hoped them to achieve. At the same time the Armenian Minister noted they had serious and deep discussions.
Oskanian stated with regret, that no progress was achieved during the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in St. Petersburg, and there are still disagreements.
"Earlier, the Presidents informed mediators on the essence of talks," he clarified.
Oskanian said that the process will continue on the level of foreign ministers. At the same time he found it difficult to predict another meeting between Aliyev and Kocharian.
A meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in St. Petersburg on the 9th of June lasted three hours.