ArmInfo. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group expressed their attitude to the holding of elections to local self-government authorities on September 8 in Artsakh.
As APA reports referring to the OSCE Department of Communication and Media Relations, the co-chairs recognize the right of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh to decide on their future in the context of a comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: "But neither the OSCE Minsk Group co- chairing countries, nor other countries they do not recognize the independence and sovereignty of Nagorno- Karabakh, the results of these elections should not be considered as a factor affecting the legal status of Nagorno-Karabakh, they should no in any case influence the results of the current negotiations aimed at a peaceful settlement of the conflict and the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group remain committed to supporting the parties in a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "
It should be noted that September 22 local self-government authorities elections in 228 communities of Artsakh were held. A little over 67 thousand people or 65.6% took part in the elections.