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President Vladimir Putin met with Azerbaijani President Heidar Aliyev and Armenian President Robert Kocharian

May 31, 2001, Minsk

The heads of state discussed prospects for the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.

After the meeting, Mr Putin told journalists his attitude to the problem. As he saw it, closer Azerbaijani-Armenian contacts would enhance the chance of success of the peace process. Mr Putin said that Russia would do everything possible for the Nagorno-Karabakh problem to be resolved.

May 31, 2001, Minsk