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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia received the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

12.06.2018

On June 12, Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov, Stefan Visconti, Andrew Schofer and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.

Minister Mnatsakanyan highly valued the mission of the OSCE Co-Chairs and highlighted the importance of the visit, emphasizing that it provides an opportunity to establish the first immediate contact after the formation of the new government in Armenia. The Foreign Minister reiterated Armenia’s approaches and position towards settlement process, underscoring that Armenia remains committed to the exclusively peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the format of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship.

The Co-Chairs presented to the Foreign Minister their expertise and approaches in the efforts aimed at the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The interlocutors exchanged detailed views regarding the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and touched upon the possibilities of advancing the negotiations processes, stressing in this context the importance of creating an environment conducive to peace.

Touching upon the killing of an Artsakh Defense Army soldier on the Line of Contact by Azerbaijan the previous day, Minister Mnatsakanyan underlined that by such provocations the Azerbaijani side puts under serious doubt its commitment to the peace process.

There was a discussion on further steps to be taken in the framework of the Co-Chairs.
 

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