YEREVAN — The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Bernard Fassier (France), Robert Bradtke (U.S.) and Igor Popov (Russia) released the following statement on Thursday summing up their visit to the region.
“The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation) traveled June 6-9 to Baku, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Yerevan. Joined by Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the Co-Chairs met separately with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, and the de facto authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh.
In preparation for the upcoming meeting of Presidents Medvedev, Aliyev, and Sarkisian, the Co-Chairs discussed with the sides steps to finalize and endorse the Basic Principles as a framework for a comprehensive peace settlement, as urged by Presidents Medvedev, Obama, and Sarkozy in their May 26 joint statement in Deauville, France.
On June 7, the Co-Chairs crossed the Line of Contact by foot in the Agdam region. This was the third such crossing by the Co-Chairs in ten months – as many as were completed in the previous sixteen years combined – demonstrating that the sides can cooperate to implement and observe fully the 1994 ceasefire. In that regard, the Co-Chairs called upon the parties to avoid any provocative actions or statements that might undermine the negotiating process during this critical period.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

EU to Provide €3 Million in Financial Assistance to Syrian Refugees in Armenia

YEREVAN — The European Union announced on Tuesday 3 million euros ($3.3…

Major Research on Diaspora Public Opinion to Be Launched in North America

The Armenian Diaspora Survey begins in May in the United States and…

Aliyev Pardons Russian-Israeli Blogger Aleksandr Lapshin Jailed for Trips To Karabakh

BAKU (RFE/RL) — Aleksandr Lapshin, a Russian-Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan for…

Arsinee Khanjian: Open Letter to the Armenian Diaspora

I was detained by Armenian police, in the capital city of Yerevan…