WARSAW (Armradio) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held separate talks with the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Warsaw on Friday as part of intensifying international efforts to end the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Kerry already spoke with Presidents Serzh Sarkisian and Ilham Aliyev by phone on July 1. The U.S. State Department did not immediately release a statement on his follow-up meetings with the two leaders.

Aliyev’s office gave no details of his meeting Kerry held on the sidelines of a NATO summit in the Polish capital. It said only that they “exchanged views on issues of mutual interest.”

For its part, Sarkisian’s press service said the Armenian president discussed with Kerry details of Wednesday’s phone conversation between the U.S. and Russian presidents that focused on the Armenian-Azerbaijani dispute.

It said Sarkisian and Kerry also agreed on the need for an “unconditional implementation” of confidence-building agreements reached at the last two Armenian-Azerbaijani summits held in Vienna and Saint Petersburg.

The Armenian President also offered condolences to Secretary Kerry over the tragic events in Dallas, Texas.

Kerry was present at the Vienna summit held on May 16 more than one month after heavy fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces deployed around Karabakh. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted the Saint Petersburg meeting of Aliyev and Sarkisian on June 20.

Putin briefed U.S. President Barack Obama on that encounter during their phone call. The two men reportedly agreed to step up joint efforts to prevent another escalation of the conflict and achieve its comprehensive resolution.

Sarkisian on Friday again praised the U.S. peace efforts. He said Kerry deserves credit for his agreements reached with Aliyev not only in Vienna but also Saint Petersburg.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Turkey Slams US Congress Over Armenian Genocide Resolution

ANKARA — The Turkish Foreign Ministry has condemned an Armenian Genocide resolution,…

Armenian Bar Association Accepting Applications For its Sixth Annual Scholarship Program

LOS ANGELES — The Armenian Bar Association is accepting applications for its…

Henrikh Mkhitaryan Scores Hat-Trick for Dortmund Win Against Wolfsberg of Austria

DORTMUND — Borussia Dortmund scored five second half goals against their Austrian…

Council Of Europe Official Again Urges Release Of Armenian Oppositionists

Thomas Hammarberg, the Council of Europe’s commissioner for human rights, on Monday…