LONDON (PanArmenian)—Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday met with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for brief talks on the latest rounds of meetings in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process. The two diplomats met on the sidelines of an international conference focused on Afghanistan.
“We dwelled on Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement, particularly considering that Russia and United states are Co-Chairs of OSCE Minsk Group together with France,” Lavrov said.
He said the two shared their assessments on a recent meeting between the presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia in the Russian resort town of Sochi. President Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev appeared to have failed to resolve their remaining differences over an updated framework agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh proposed by the OSCE Minsk Group days earlier. The two leaders did, however, agree upon a preamble to the Basic Principles, which envisages an eventual role for Nagorno-Karabakh in the peace talks.
“We shared our assessments on the outcome of Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani Presidents’ recent meeting in Sochi. The problem is not an easy one, but all parties seek for finding some solution,” Lavrov said.