PARIS (Combined Sources) — The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs – Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France released a statement summing up meetings with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Brussels on 31 May and with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in Paris on 2 June. The statement released by the OSCE press service, reads that implementation of the decisions from the 16 May summit in Vienna was discussed at the meeting.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk participated in the meeting.
“The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Co-Chairs delivered to the Ministers for the consideration of the sides draft documents on expanding the existing office of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and establishing an OSCE investigative mechanism.
“The Ministers confirmed the Presidents’ agreement on the next round of talks to be held in June with an aim to resuming negotiations on a comprehensive settlement,” added the statement released by James Warlick, Igor Popov and Pierre Andrieu.
On his Twitter page, Warlick described as “excellent” the discussion with Nalbandian held in Paris. “We look forward to a Presidents’ meeting in June,” the U.S. mediator tweeted after Tuesday’s talks with Mammadyarov.
The mediators said on Friday that they have presented Armenia and Azerbaijan with concrete proposals aimed at preventing ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.