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Nana Martirosyan

Edward Nalbandian and Harlem Desir discuss Karabakh conflict 

Edward Nalbandian and Harlem Desir discuss Karabakh conflict 

ArmInfo.On August 31, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and State Secretary for European Affairs of France Harlem Desir discussed Armenian-French cooperation. 

The press office of the Armenian Foreign Ministry has told ArmInfo  that the meeting covered the Armenia- EU cooperation as well. The  sides also discussed the current stage of the Karabakh peace process,  stressing the importance of implementing the agreements reached in  Vienna and St. Petersburg.    

To recall, the Presidents of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia met in  Saint Petersburg on June 20 2016 at the behest of Vladimir Putin.   Reaching a settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was the  subject of discussion at the meeting, which took place behind closed  doors.  Following the consultations, the presidents of Russia,  Armenia and Azerbaijan adopted a joint statement reaffirming their  commitment to normalizing the situation on the line of contact and  giving their approval to an increase in the number of OSCE observers  working in the conflict zone. The joint statement also expresses the  parties' commitment to putting in place the conditions required for  steady progress in negotiations on a political settlement to the  conflict.  The presidents made a point of their regular contacts on  Karabakh and agree to continue them in such format as addition to the  efforts by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs who were invited to the  final stage of the meeting in St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, Azerbaijani  President Ilham Aliyev said that the investigative mechanisms at the  present stage of the settlement are irrelevant and the issue can be  discussed after "withdrawal of Armenian troops from the NKR". He also  stressed that the Office of the OSCE CiO Personal Representative can  be expanded by no more than 12-13 people.   

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