President Sargsyan, US Secretary of Kerry Hold Karabagh Talks in Warsaw


President Serzh Sargsyan and Secretary of State John Kerry

President Serzh Sargsyan and Secretary of State John Kerry

WARSAW, Poland (PanARMENIAN.Net) — President Serzh Sargsyan on July 8 met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the NATO Summit to discuss the Nagorno Karabagh conflict settlement.

Starting the meeting, Sargsyan expressed condolences over the deadly shootings in Dallas, Texas.

As for the Karabagh issue, the president hailed the efforts of the United States as a co-chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group in establishing peace and stability in the South Caucasus region.

Also, the parties discussed an earlier phone conversation between the Russian and US Presidents, during which the leaders addressed the Karabagh conflict among other issues.

The parties also stressed the importance of implementing the agreements, reached at summits in Vienna and Saint Petersburg.

Sargsyan and Azeri leader Ilham Aliyev met on June 20 in Saint Petersburg to address the conflict, with Russian President Vladimir Putin mediating the talks. The Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents confirmed their commitment to the implementation of agreements reached at a Vienna-hosted meeting on May 16. To that end, they have agreed to increase the number of international observers in the Nagorno Karabagh conflict zone. Also, they expressed satisfaction that the ceasefire was now holding.

Prior to that, a meeting between both leaders was organized on May 16 in Vienna, with top diplomats from the MG co-chairing countries hosting the summit.