There was good atmosphere in talks of Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Bucharest
There was a good atmosphere during the meeting of Armenian President Robert Kocharian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Bucharest on June 4, and there was held a detailed discussion of the ways of resolving the conflict, Trend reports quoting an interview of Steven Mann, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE's Minsk Group, to the radio Svaboda (Freedom). Mann said that the presidents spoke for 2 and 1/2 hours.
Russian Minsk Group co-chair Yury Merzlyakov said the fact that the presidents decided to meet was significant: "Russia's position is that a settlement cannot be imposed on the two parties. They should reach it themselves, with the help of mediators. I think it is clear. The parties themselves bear the main responsibility for reaching a settlement."