Which are the expectations from Nalbandian-Mammadyarov meeting?

Anna Nazaryan

The Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers will meet in Paris tomorrow. The meeting is the first after the release of criminal Ramil Safarov as a result of the Azerbaijani-Hungarian deal.

It seemed that the talks would not continue, as Baku made it clear that there are substantial differences in the positions of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. However, the negotiations continue and the date for the next meeting has been set.

Which are the expectations from the Nalbandian-Mammadyarov meeting? Ex-Spokesman for NKR President, political analyst David Babayan does not expect anything from tomorrow’s meeting.

“I have no expectations, but the negotiations should continue at least for maintaining peace,” he said

According to David Babayan, Safarov’s release was a test for the mediators, and it’s time for the Co-Chairs to demonstrate that they are able to maintain peace even under the conditions of formal negotiations.

Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Artsakh Masis Mailyan stands against continuation of negotiations.

“If we sit at the negotiating table without preconditions with changed wording and tougher position, it will give nothing,” Mailyan said.

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