Azerbaijani-Armenian peace talks to resume in Washington

Azerbaijani and Armenian top diplomats will resume peace talks in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, June 20, TURAN’s U.S. correspondent reports.

The talks, the first such for more than two months, comes after the visit of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to the region in May.

Foreign ministers Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov are expected to discuss escalated violence in the conflict zone, and ways to strengthen the cease-fire regime, as well as to continue their dialogue at the highest level, TURAN was informed by diplomatic sources.

The meeting will be lead by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Andrew Shoffer (U.S.), Igor Popov (Russia), Stefan Visconti (France), as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, the personal representative of the OSCE CiO.

Later today two ministers will arrive separately at the State Department to meet with John Sullivan, deputy secretary of state.

The ministers are also expected to meet with the U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton.

“The United States stands ready to assist in advancing the cause of peace in the region,” Bolton tweeted last night

A.Raufoglu

Washington D.C.