EU Hopes For Soonest Meeting Of Armenian, Azeri FMs

EU HOPES FOR SOONEST MEETING OF ARMENIAN, AZERI FMS

PanARMENIAN.Net
29.04.2008 11:36 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The European Union (EU) stressed on Monday the
significance of international coordination on Kosovo, in particular
during the transition period.

At a meeting of the EU Troika with the delegation of the Organization
for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Slovenian Foreign
Minister Dimitrij Rupel, whose country holds the rotating EU
presidency, said the OSCE mission should continue to work and cooperate
with the EU police and justice mission EULEX, as well as the special
EU representative to be deployed to Kosovo by the EU.

Rupel, who chaired Monday’s meeting, also spoke highly of the role
the OSCE mission played in Kosovo, especially to the interests of
the Serbian community.

Besides Kosovo, the South Caucasus, the Transnistrian region and
Afghanistan were the main topics of the meeting.

The OSCE delegation was led by Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander
Stubb, who presides over this organization in 2008.

Rupel stressed that both the EU and the OSCE should endeavor to ensure
peace and stability in all these areas, and that cooperation between
the organizations is of utmost importance while regular meetings
contribute to this objective.

Concerning the situation in the South Caucasus countries, Rupel
confirmed the EU support to OSCE Minsk Group efforts for a peaceful,
lasting and fair resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

He further expressed hope for a meeting between the Foreign Ministers
of Armenia and Azerbaijan in the near future, Xinhua reports

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