MG calls on Baku, Yerevan to prepare base for peaceful settlement

Russia & CIS General Newswire
November 29, 2007 Thursday 3:43 PM MSK

Minsk Group calls on Baku, Yerevan to prepare base for peaceful
settlement – diplomat

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov and Armenian Foreign
Minister Vardan Oskanian have discussed ways to progress at the
Nagorno-Karabakh settlement talks.

The meeting took place in Madrid. It was attended by Russian Foreign
Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs
Nicholas Burns, and co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group.

French co-chairman of the Minsk Group Ambassador Bernard Fassier told
journalists after the meeting that the goal of the 15-minute meeting
was "to encourage the parties to prepare a base for a peaceful
settlement."

"We will come to the region in late January to learn the position of
the presidents [of Azerbaijan and Armenia]," Fassier said.

Mamedyarov will also meet with Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE
Representative on Freedom of the Media, foreign ministers of Finland
and the Czech Republic, as well as the OSCE secretary general, on
Thursday.

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