Second meeting in Nagorno Karabakh concludes amid discovered bodies and high-level meetings
According to a report by Armenpress, Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan representatives concluded their latest round of negotiations on September 25. These discussions were held in Ivanyan, also known as Khojali.
The Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) delegation was represented by Davit Melkumyan, the leader of the "Democratic Party of Artsakh" faction of the Artsakh Parliament, and Sergey Martirosyan, the deputy secretary of the Security Council. On the Azerbaijani side, the deputy Ramin Mamedov, deputy special representative of the President of Azerbaijan Bashir Hajiyev, and Ilkin Sultanov, an employee of the Special Representative's office, took part in the negotiations.
In a stark reminder of the crucial conjecture, the Civilnet reports the discovery of more than a hundred bodies in various parts of Artsakh. The region's emergency service announced, "With the active involvement of rescuers, search and rescue operations for deceased and unidentified military personnel and civilians have been underway throughout Artsakh since September 21." The announcement further detailed the locations and numbers of the bodies found in recent days.
The Ivanyan meeting coincided with high-level consultations in Yerevan between Armenian officials and representatives from the US and Russia. The Russian Minister of Internal Affairs, Vladimir Kolokoltsev, arrived in Armenia. As per Azatutyun, he is set to attend a joint session of the Ministries of Internal Affairs of both countries in Yerevan. In addition to Kolokoltsev's engagements, USAID Director Samantha Power and Acting Deputy Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Yuri Kim are visiting Armenia, further emphasizing the region's strategic importance.
*Photo source: Civilnet