Russia hails the continuation of the Armenian-Azerbaijani talks on a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on different levels, in particular between the Presidents of the two countries. Mikhael Kamynin, an official of the Russian Foreign Ministry, made this statement in an interview with Radio Mayak on the eve of the talks on the conflict resolution between the Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Elmar Mamedyarov and Vardan Oskanyan, due in Moscow on January 23rd, Trend reports citing REGNUM news agency.
At the same time Moscow adheres to the position that the two sides themselves should reach a mutually acceptable resolution to the conflict, he stated. Russia on its part is ready to provide assistance in this regard in both bilateral frames and as an OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing country and become a guarantee for future agreement, Mr. Kamynin stressed.
A meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers, Elmar Mamedyarov and Vardan Oskanyan, on the issue of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the first of this year, is to be held in Moscow on January 23rd. Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group and Andrzej Kasprzyk, personal envoy of the OSCE chairman-in-office, will be present at the meeting of the foreign ministers. On January 24th, OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia), Matthew Bryza (USA) and Bernard Fassier (France) are to visit Armenia and Azerbaijan.