BAKU: OSCE fact-finding mission arrives in Baku

AzerTag, Azerbaijan
Jan 28 2005

[January 28, 2005, 17:36:52]

The OSCE fact-finding mission has arrived in Baku to carry out
investigations on illegal settlement of the Armenians in Nagorny
Karabakh and other regions of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia. On
January 28, the OSCE co-chairs and head of the mission met with the
foreign minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov.

After the meeting, the Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov disclosed
that the Azerbaijan side has presented detailed information on
illegal settlement of the Armenians. The meeting with Mr. Elmar
Mammadyarov was useful, the Russian co-chair said.

Yuri Merzlyakov said, as agreed earlier, the mission would carry out
investigations in all the occupied seven regions of Azerbaijan around
the Nagorny Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs and the OSCE Acting Chairman’s
personal envoy, ambassador Andzey Kaspshik will accompany the
fact-finding mission comprising representatives of Italy, Germany,
Sweden and Finland. The mission to carry out a weeklong investigation
on January 29 will go to Yerevan, and then to the occupied Khankendi.