By empty (5/16/2002 issue of the CACI Analyst)Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Tatul Markarian and his Azerbaijani counterpart Araz Azimov, together with the three co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, on 15 May ended three days of talks at Stirin, near Prague, on the Karabakh conflict, RFE/RL\'s Armenian Service reported. It was the first such meeting at deputy foreign minister level. An OSCE statement characterized the talks as \"useful,\" and said that the two deputy ministers will report to their respective presidents.
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