RUSSIA TO CARRY ON KARABAKH SETTLEMENT MEDIATION – DIPLOMAT
May 14 2012
Russia is loyal to the peace settlement of the Karabakh conflict,
OSCE Minsk Group Russian Cochairman Igor Popov told reporters in Baku
“We expect Russian mediating efforts to continue within the OSCE
Minsk Group,” he replied to an Interfax question.
Russia and other OSCE Minsk Group cochairmen will continue to assist
the peace process with due account of the summit accords of 2009-2011,
He commented on the Monday meeting of the cochairmen with Azeri
President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mamedyarov held to
discuss topical aspects of the settlement process.
“We discussed the fulfillment of the agreements reached in Sochi
this January, including the work on the settlement document. We also
discussed ways of public contacts, including youth communication. We
touched upon incidents along the Armenian-Azeri contact line in late
April. Finally, we discussed a statement of the cochairmen,” he said.