Armenian media focused on a meeting of Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Sochi. The main subject of the talks was the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. President Dmitry Medvedev is the mediator between Armenia and Azerbaijan. A similar meeting with the Armenian head of state is scheduled for August 12.
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, who performs a function of a mediator concerning Nagorno-Karabakh, has a tough nut to crack. The feuding countries of the southern Caucasus, despite international pressure, cannot achieve an agreement. A strategy of trilateral meetings failed, which the Kazan summit proved. Therefore, the Russian president made an attempt to meet separately with each side of the conflict.
President of Azerbaijan was invited for a face to face talk to Sochi – a Russian winter resort. Among subjects such as neighbour relationship and economy cooperation, there was the Nagorno-Karbakh issue arising constantly.
In a media announcement, Dmitry Medvedev said: ‘The dialogue between our states is developing very well. However, there are some issues on which we need to exchange views or clarify our positions.”
Armenian president, Ilham Aliyev thanked the host of the meeting for his contribution into the peace process concerning Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Armenian media, covering the meeting in Sochi, quoted a Russian political writer and analyst Alexei Vlasov, who compared Russian negotiations with Azerbaijan to the unstable economic situation of the international market. Vlasov suggests withholding comments till the meeting between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan.