DUBROVNIK. – Discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) conflict were held during the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s (OSCE PA) fall session being held in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs addressed the discussions, which were moderated by Joao Soares, new OSCE Special Representative on the South Caucasus, Armenia’s delegation at OSCE PA informed.
In his remarks, US Co-Chair Robert Bradtke stated that the mediators see the principles of not using force, territorial integrity of states, and nations’ right to self-determination at the core of conflict’s resolution. The Co-Chair also noted that activities are carried out on six fundamental principles toward settling the Karabakh conflict. These principles are:
1) Withdrawal of troops from regions adjacent to Nagorno-Karabakh.
2) Provision of a transitional status to Nagorno-Karabakh.
3) Securing of a direct link between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.
4) Reaching a final decision on Nagorno-Karabakh’s legal status through legally binding expression of the will of NK people.
5) Return of refugees.
6) Ensuring of international security and implementation of peacekeeping activities in the region.