ArmInfo. On the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Armenian FM Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with Mr Ian Borg, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta.
The sides discussed the topics on the agenda of the political dialogue between Armenia and Malta. The department recalled that in March the official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan to Malta took place and the fruitful discussions that followed at multilateral platforms took place.
Touching on issues related to the activities of the OSCE, Mirzoyan wished Borg success in his post as OSCE Chairman, given the serious challenges facing the organization in matters of regional security.
During the meeting, an exchange of views on the latest events in the South Caucasus also took place. Referring to the discussions held in September at the UN Security Council, Mirzoyan emphasized that the catastrophe is the actual ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh, which occurred despite the targeted calls of international partners. The RA Foreign Minister presented the RA's efforts aimed at overcoming challenges in the region, including work on a draft agreement on regulating relations with Azerbaijan, by transmitting RA's proposals to Azerbaijan last week.
On November 30, on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation.
As a continuation of the meeting held in New York in September, the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Switzerland discussed issues on the security situation in the South Caucasus.
Minister Mirzoyan emphasized that the practice of resorting to force and continuous violations of international law create an environment of impunity, which does not eliminate the probability of new similar challenges both in the South Caucasus and in other regions. Ararat Mirzoyan stressed the imperative to see Azerbaijan's rejection of such practices and the importance of strong international support for efforts towards achieving peace in the South Caucasus.
Minister Mirzoyan also briefed his counterpart on the steps undertaken by the Government of Armenia in order to properly address the needs and rights of the more than 100,000 Armenian population forcibly displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh.
Touching upon bilateral cooperation, Ararat Mirzoyan appreciated the effective cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and the support for the implementation of various programs in Armenia.
On November 30, on the sidelines of the 30th OSCE Ministerial Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Dominique Hasler, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sport of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
The interlocutors emphasized the readiness for further development of the political dialogue between the two countries based on common values. The mutual willingness to organize high-level visits in order to enrich the bilateral agenda with new directions was highlighted.
Issues of cooperation on multilateral platforms were discussed, particularly taking into account Liechtenstein's presidency and priorities in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
The Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Liechtenstein also touched upon the regional challenges. Minister Mirzoyan presented the principles reflected in the Granada Quadrilateral Statement and emphasized the importance of support to those principles by international partners interested in the stability of the region, as well as the importance of genuine efforts towards contributing to the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Ararat Mirzoyan presented the steps taken in order to address the needs and rights of more than 100,000 Armenians forcibly displaced as a result of the ethnic cleansing of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijan.