MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan said he was willing to meet his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, if this meeting would be useful, Russia's RIA news agency quoted him as saying on Thursday.

"We have never refused such meetings," Sargsyan said. "But we always want such meeting to be useful, to make progress."

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Jack Stubbs)