By Karine Kalantarian
Matthew Bryza, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, has arrived in Yerevan in what appears to be the first leg of his regional tour, Armenia’s Foreign Ministry reported.
Spokesman Tigran Balayan told RFE/RL on Friday that Bryza is expected to hold a meeting with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in the coming days.
No further details of Bryza’s visit to Yerevan are reported yet.
Next week, the US diplomat is scheduled to visit Baku and Tbilisi.
According to Azerbaijani media reports, during his upcoming meetings in all three capitals Bryza will discuss the current situation in the South Caucasus against the backdrop of the Russian-Georgian war, as well as the process of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Matthew Bryza is the US co-chairman of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, an international format advancing a negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.