MOSCOW — A trilateral summit of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be held in Saint Petersburg, in late June, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

The issue was discussed during Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s meeting with French Ambassador Jean-Marc Ayrault and French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Pierre Andrieu.

“Issues related to international efforts towards the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine and preparations for a trilateral summit on Nagorno Karabakh in Saint Petersburg were discussed,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. They also touched upon the situation in the South Caucasus and in Central Asia,” the foreign ministry said.

On May 16 the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Vienna. Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev agreed to “make steps to monitor observance of agreements on ceasefire and introduce a mechanism on investigating incidents.” They also agreed to “possible resume the negotiations process on settling the conflict,” the press service of the Armenian president said.

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