Medvedev will discuss the Karabakh conflict with Aliyev and Sargsyan
January 23-24, in Sochi, a trilateral meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev will be held. At this meeting, the Russian president will mediate between the two countries' presidents on regulation of the Karabakh conflict, "Live Kuban" reported. The main topic of discussion will be the status of the territories of Nagorno-Karabakh.
As suggested by Dmitry Medvedev, the Karabakh conflict is the only conflict at the post-Soviet space which can be resolved peacefully.
Information about a meeting scheduled for January, was reported by "Radio Liberty" citing "a source close to the Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations". At the same time, the press service of the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has not yet confirmed this information, however, they don't refute this information, the "Caucasian Knot" reported on Tuesday.
Recall, two meetings on the normalization of relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia were held in the last year: March 5 in Sochi and June 24 in Kazan, but they didn't achieve meaningful progress in these negotiations.
According to experts, a trilateral meeting, scheduled for late January, also won't give any results, due to the fact that the positions of the parties remain fundamentally opposed even after many rounds conducted in 2011. It should be noted that in the New Year address, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accused the Armenian side of the actual refusal of further negotiations, the agency REGNUM reported.