YEREVAN — In an effort to build on progress reportedly made by the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, international mediators began on Monday their second tour of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone in less than a month.
The U.S., Russian and French diplomats co-chairing the OSCE Minsk Group met with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan at the start of their latest round of shuttle diplomacy. The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported few details of the talks.
After Yerevan the co-chairs are scheduled to proceed to Karabakh on Tuesdya. According to Azerbaijani media, they are due in Baku on Wednesday.
The sides will also discuss specific measures on fulfilling the obligations assumed in Sochi related to the investigation of ceasefire violations with the participation of all sides. The sides will also discuss specific measures on fulfilling the obligations assumed in Sochi related to the investigation of ceasefire violations with the participation of all sides.
In a joint statement issued late last month, the mediators said they will again visit the region to try to build on “the positive momentum” of the most recent Armenian-Azerbaijani summit that was hosted by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Sochi on March 5. They said they will also work out with the conflicting parties “concrete measures to fulfill the commitments made at Sochi regarding investigations … of ceasefire violations.”

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