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Yuri Merzlyakov: “There are grounds to be pleased with the Kazan meeting”

02 September 2005 [12:51] - TODAY.AZ
The co-chairmen of the Minsk Group informed the OSCE chairman-in-office Dmitrij Rupel about the details of the meeting on regulation of the nagorno Karabakh conflict conducted between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia Ilham Aliyev and Robert Kocharyan in Kazan on August 27.
APA was informed about it by the Russian co-chairman of the Minsk group Yuri Merzlyakov. According to his words, the co-chairmen left for the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana immediately after the meeting of the presidents for this.

Y.Merzlyakov sharing his opinions in connection with the last talks between the presidents called the Kazan meeting very good and efficient: “The meeting was held in a way the co-chairmen expected. Detailed discussions were held in the meeting conducted under good conditions. We have reasons to be pleased with the meeting. I think that anyone was satisfied with this meeting”. The Russian diplomat noted that he can not answer the question whether there were new recommendations or not in the meeting and stressed the importance of preserving confidentiality for the meeting to yield good results.

Y.Merzlyakov giving an explanation about the date of the new meetings between the ministers of foreign affairs and presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia informed that the co-chairmen will try for the meetings to be held till the end of the year: “The sides must think over the questions discussed in the meeting and inform the co-chairmen about their opinions before this”.
As to the next visit of the co-chairmen to the region, Y.Merzlyakov informed that they think to visit the region till December.

It should be noted that the OSCE chairman-in-office, minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia Dmitrij Rupel will also visit Baku and Yerevan for being familiarized with the results of the Kazan meeting.


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