VIENNA (Combined Sources) — Armenia and Azerbaijan have described the latest meeting of their leaders as “positive” and “constructive,” saying they agreed to strengthen the cease-fire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and continue their dialogue.
“The meeting took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere and provided an opportunity for the two leaders to clarify their respective positions,” the foreign ministers of the two countries said in a joint statement on March 29, hours after Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Vienna.
“They exchanged views about several key issues of the settlement process and ideas of substance,” said the statement, which was also signed by the US, Russian, and French mediators co-heading the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group.
“The two leaders underlined the importance of building up an environment conducive to peace and taking further concrete and tangible steps in the negotiation process to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.”
The statement said Aliyev and Pashinyan “recommitted to strengthening the cease-fire.”
“They also agreed to develop a number of measures in the humanitarian field” and to “continue their direct dialogue.”