OSCE MG Co-Chairs to meet Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs in Luxemburg

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs to meet Armenian, Azerbaijani Foreign
Ministers in Luxemburg

24.10.2009 12:56

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Yury Merzlyakov of
Russia, Bernard Fassier of France, and Robert Bradtke of the United
States, released the following statement today:

"The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov, the
Russian Federation; Ambassador Bernard Fassier, France; Ambassador
Robert Bradtke, United States) attended a "Retreat on OSCE Mediation
Activities" hosted October 22-23 by the OSCE Conflict Prevention
Center in Vienna, Austria. After the retreat, the Co-Chairs provided a
quarterly briefing to the OSCE Minsk Group.

On the margins of the retreat, each Ambassador individually
participated in different bilateral meetings with a variety of
interlocutors, including, among others, Greek Ambassador Marinaki,
representing the OSCE Chairman-in-Office; OSCE Secretary General
Perrin de Brichambaut; Armenian Ambassador Hovakimian; Azerbaijani
Ambassador Ismayilov; Kazakh Ambassador Abdrakhmanov; Swedish
Ambassador Bard-Bringeus, representing the EU presidency; and Turkish
Deputy Undersecretary Cevikoz.

The Co-Chairs will also travel to Luxembourg October 25-27 to meet
Armenian Foreign Minister Nalbandian and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister
Mammadyarov. They will address plans for their next trip to Baku and
Yerevan in November and preparation for discussion of the
Nagorno-Karabakh settlement at the OSCE Ministerial Council in
December 2009."

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