US co-chair: Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents expressed willingness to meet before end of year

Baku: Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents expressed their willingness to meet before the end of this year, US co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick told reporters in Baku on Oct.28.

The co-chairs are working on the details of the meeting, Warlick said.

The presidents must discuss constant ceasefire violations on the contact line and ways to achieve a comprehensive settlement of the conflict, said the US co-chair.

“Today’s’ situation is completely different from the situation two years ago. For the first time, we have witnessed the use of heavy artillery on the contact line,” he added.

Warlick said that the tension is increasing day by day.

“During their meeting both presidents must discuss the escalation of the tension on the contact line. We also need to discuss the strengthening of confidence-building measures and establishment of the dialogue between the communities”, said the co-chair.