ArmInfo.On December 3, RA Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with NKR Foreign Minister Masis Mayilyan. During the meeting, the expectations and priorities of Armenia and Artsakh were discussed in detail within the framework of the Bratislava conference under the auspices of the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The Armenian Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of holding regular meetings in this format, noting that this provides a good opportunity to exchange detailed thoughts on the steps and prospects for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In the framework of fulfilling the obligation to prepare peoples for peace, an exchange program was conducted between the media of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Artsakh.
Armenian Foreign Minister confirmed the need to implement ceasefire agreements to prevent incidents on the Line of Contact.
Both sides emphasized the need for the full participation of authorities using the mandate of the people of Artsakh in the peace process, especially on substantive issues of settlement.
To recall, the Armenian Foreign Minister presented the agenda of the upcoming meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov on December 4 in Bratislava. According to him, the upcoming meeting will discuss a range of issues of Karabakh settlement. "There is a single package of issues regarding the settlement and the atmosphere in which this process takes place. All of this in combination is important. Our position is known. Our priorities are the security of Nagorno-Karabakh and its status," Mnatsakanyan emphasized. The Armenian Foreign Minister also pointed out the importance of introducing confidence-building mechanisms and measures to reduce escalation risks.