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Marianna Mkrtchyan

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit region in early October

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit region in early October

ArmInfo.The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on the results of the meeting with the Armenian and Azeri FMs held a joint statement yesterday. The press service of  the OSCE informed ArmInfo about this.  

"The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov-Russia, Stefan Visconti-France and Andrew Scheffer-USA) held separate and then joint meetings with the Foreign  Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandian and Elmar on  the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York Mamedyarov.  The  meetings were also attended by Personal Representative of the OSCE  Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. 

The main goal of the past consultations is to discuss the current  situation in the Karabakh conflict zone, study ways to intensify the  negotiation process and prepare for the upcoming summit at the level  of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, "the statement said. At  the same time, it is stressed that the co-chairs expect that the  upcoming summit will help build confidence and political will between  the parties in finding compromise solutions on key issues in the  settlement of the conflict. It is noted that the foreign ministers of  the two countries have expressed their readiness to cooperate with  the co-chairs in the preparation of a successful summit at the  highest level in the near future.

At the same time, it is stressed that the co-chairs also met with  OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger and UN  Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman to  discuss the situation on the ground, as well as recent developments  in the peace process, and inform them of the preparations for the  summit. The statement also notes that the co-chairs intend to visit  the region in early October.

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