OSCE MINSK GROUP CO-CHAIRS TO VISIT THE REGION

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Jacques Faure of France, and Ian Kelly of the United States of America) met on March 2 with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, and on March 3 with the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Edward Nalbandian. The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meetings.

The Co-Chairs repeated their concerns regarding the issue of civilian flights to Nagorno-Karabakh and the recent violence on the Line of Contact. They also discussed ideas to strengthen the ceasefire.

The Co-Chairs will travel to the region in the coming weeks to discuss with the Presidents next steps aimed at reaching a peaceful resolution of the conflict.

05.03.2013

Source: OSCE Press Release