Karabakh deputy FM meets OSCE envoy

Jan 26 2005


STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 26, ARMENPRESS: Deputy foreign minister of
Nagorno Karabagh, Masis Mailian, met today in Stepanakert with the
personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Imre
Palatinus, based in Tbilisi, the capital city of neighboring Georgia.
Nagorno Karabagh foreign affairs ministry said Palatinus introduced
Torsten Aren, the new field assistant of the OSCE personal
After praising good working relations between the ministry and the
OSCE mission Masis Mailian expressed hope they will continue in
future too. He pledged foreign ministry’s willingness to continue to
support the activities of the OSCE representative and create good
working conditions for the mission.
The two men discussed also a range of issues connected with the
January 30 visit of an OSCE fact-finding visit to Nagorno Karabagh.
Also today Karabagh foreign minister Arman Melikian met with
another personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office
Andrzey Kasprzik, who heads a mission overseeing ceasefire regime on
the line of contact between Armenian and Azeri troops. They have also
discussed the January 30 visit of the OSCE delegation that comprises
representatives of Germany, Sweden, Italy and Finland.
In a related news Karabagh defense minister Seyran Ohanian told
today journalists that the army has significantly reinforced the
frontline positions. He also said that the number of peace-time army
fatalities is still big, but did not elaborate.