by Marianna Mkrtchyan
The meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents in Vienna on 19 November was constructive, Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian told reporters, Tuesday.
He said that the two countries' presidents charged their foreign ministers to use every opportunity to meet and continue the negotiations to foster the Karabakh peace process.
Minister Nalbandian recalled that it was the first meeting of the presidents since January 2012, as the OSCE MG's uselessly tried to organize their meeting for many times. Every time the meetings broke up due to the Azerbaijani party. The last time Azerbaijan broke the scheduled meeting in June 2013.
"Hopefully, the Vienna meeting will open new opportunities and the first opportunity will open already tomorrow. Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are expected to meet in Kyev on sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Meeting," Nalbandian said. He assured reporters that everything will be done for a possible breakthrough in the negotiation process.
"The willingness of the conflicting parties to resolve the conflict is important, of course, but their willingness to display a realistic approach to settlement of the problem is also important," the minister said.
He said that the proposals published in the five statements of the foreign ministers the OSCE co-chair countries may become a basis of such realistic approach.
"Armenia supports those approaches. If Azerbaijan does the same, we will get an opportunity to foster the peace process," the minister said.