Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsian met his Russian counterpart today. The two presidents made optimistic comments about Karbakh resolution while fishing dressed up in designer’s suits.
“Both my recent contacts with the president of Azerbaijan and our negotiations today with Serzh Azatovich confirm that the parties are ready move in the constructive direction in order to solve this very difficult problem,” Medvedev told the journalists, who came to watch the presidents fish.
End of last week also saw Azerbaijan’s Aliev making optimistic remarks about “rather quick” Karabakh resolution, and a meeting of Serzh Azatovich with OSCE Minsk group mediators on Karabakh in Yerevan on Tuesday. Matthew Bryza, the group’s U.S. co-chair, told RFE/RL that the Karabakh peace process is entering a “new phase” that will involve a “deeper, more detailed discussion” of the remaining Armenian-Azerbaijani differences.
Yesterday came with more suprises: a top ARF-Dashnaktsutyun politician spoke of Armenia’s loosing diplomatic bettle; Erdoghan – reaffirming that no diplomatic relations are possible without Karabakh settlement, Armenia – Turkey deal announced; Azerbaijan’s suprisingly mild reaction to it (which possibly means the deal is a symbolic one), etc, etc.
One can’t help but wonder: what a hell is going on? What on earth does the mentioned Armenia – Turkish deal/roadmap mean? And for God’s sake – why is Serzh away fishing while things are moving at this crazy pace around here?