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Alexandr Avanesov

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan discussed the possibility  of organizing an in-person meeting

Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan discussed the possibility  of organizing an in-person meeting

ArmInfo. On June 30, a  videoconference was held with the participation of the Foreign  Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan - Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar  Mammadyarov. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Igor Popov of  the Russian Federation; Stephane Visconti of France; and Mr. Andrew  Schofer of the United States, as well as the Personal Representative  of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, took part in the  meeting, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of  Armenia reports.

According to the source, during the video conference, the situation  in the peace process under the conditions of the coronavirus was  discussed.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia pointed out the  inadmissibility of belligerent and unconstructive statements of  Azerbaijan, noting that they damage the peace process and impede the  fulfillment of obligations to prepare peoples for peace. At the same  time, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan emphasized the need to ensure comprehensive  security for the people of Artsakh, including through free and safe  movement.

During the meeting, the possibilities of organizing face-to-face  meetings and the visit of the co-chairs to the region, depending on  the development of the coronavirus situation, were discussed. At the  same time, the readiness to continue remote contacts over the next  month was emphasized. 

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