Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks

Armenia, Azerbaijan ministers in Moscow for truce talks


Moscow: The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan met with Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Wednesday as the world powers tried to stop the fight against Nagorno-Karabakh.

The ministries of the two countries said that their ministers are visiting the Russian capital because the two countries will meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday.

They have ruled out the trilateral meeting and will meet with Pompeo separately.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Azerbaijan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jayan Belamov arrived in Moscow to “consult with the Russian side.”

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anna Nagdalyan said that his Armenian President Zohrab Mnatsakayan will hold a meeting with Lavrov in Moscow to “discuss the situation in Karabakh and reach a ceasefire agreement.”

It is not clear whether the two diplomats will meet Lavrov jointly or separately.

The world’s major powers, including Russia and the United States, have expressed disappointment and disappointment over the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh region for more than three weeks.

After 11 hours of talks, a truce agreement was reached in Moscow earlier this month, but the agreement hardly had any impact on the local area.

A second ceasefire was reached and it collapsed almost immediately on Saturday.

Yerevan said that in the outbreak of fighting, 772 Armenian soldiers and 36 civilians were killed.

Baku reported 63 civilian casualties, but no military losses have been disclosed.

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