Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday had a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reportedly focusing on the Karabakh peace process.
A terse statement released by Sarkisian’s press service said “the sides discussed issues pertaining to the current stage of negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.”
No other details of the conversation were immediately released.
Meanwhile, Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said earlier on Thursday that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to pay a working visit to Armenia where he would meet with President Sarkisian and his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian. The Ministry’s press office did not elaborate.
Lavrov and Nalbandian held talks in the Russian capital of Moscow on Wednesday. At a joint press conference then the Russian minister said that the Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks around the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute have reached the final stage and that “it is time for making decisions.” Lavrov also said that the outcome of the latest summit talks in the Russian city of Kazan created “prerequisites for agreement around the basic principles.”
The Azerbaijani news agency Trend, quoting its diplomatic sources, earlier reported that the Russian foreign minister was also due to visit Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.