CO-CHAIRS NOT TO VISIT THE REGION BY AZERBAIJANI AND ARMENIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING
April 3 2007
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group mediating in the settlement of
the Nagorno Karabakh conflict will not visit the region by the meeting
of Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and
Vartan Oskanian scheduled for April this year.
Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov told the APA that the mediators will
possibly visit the region by summer.
Yuri Merzlyakov had a meeting with OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
president Goran Lennmarker, who was visiting Moscow along with the
delegation from Swedish parliament.
Swedish parliament told the APA that Lennmarker does his best to
discuss the Nagorno Karabakh.
Merzlyakov informed Goran Lennmarker about the meeting of Azerbaijani
and Armenian Foreign Ministers and previous two meetings of the
co-chairs. Lennmarker expressed hope that the conflict will soon
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists that
the co-chairs phoned him and offered him to meet with his Armenian
counterpart in one of European cities in late April or early in May.
Elmar Mammadyarov said that date of the meeting depends on the
ministers’ schedule and will be specified soon.
The minister noted that both Azerbaijan and Armenia expressed their
positions in Geneva. "As parliamentary elections will be held in
Armenia in mid May, the co-chairs are trying to arrange the meeting
by the elections," he said.