MOSCOW (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian discussed the latest developments in Turkish-Armenian relations and the Nagorno-Karabagh peace process with his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, during a brief visit to Moscow on Tuesday.
The two men made no public statements after holding talks in Medvedev’s Gorki residence outside the Russian capital. The Kremlin said only that they touched upon “pressing issues on the international and regional agenda.”
“I requested this meeting in order to discuss with you certain issues in our bilateral relations, regional security, the current status of the Turkish-Armenian process and, of course, the Nagorno-Karabagh issue,” Sargisian said in his opening remarks at the meeting that were released by the Kremlin.
The meeting came just one week after Sargisian’s talks in Washington with US President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They focused on ways of salvaging the Turkish-Armenian normalization protocols signed last October.
Sargisian also reportedly discussed with Obama and Clinton international efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict that are jointly spearheaded by the United States, Russia and France.
The Washington talks took place on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit hosted by Obama.