Armenian, Azerbaijani Presidents ‘Spoke’ in the Hague


HAGUE (RFE/RL) — The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan reportedly met on the sidelines of the March 24-25 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague.

James Warlick, the US co-chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict, wrote on Twitter on March 27 that Serge Sargisian and Ilham Aliyev “spoke together” at the summit.

The mediator wondered whether the two leaders were “really committed to finding a way to [Nagorno-Karabagh peace]?” He did not give more details.

Neither the Armenian nor the Azerbaijani presidency has made any official statement on the reported meeting.

Diplomatic efforts to settle the conflict have brought little progress.