NAGORNO- KARABAKH TO JOIN THE CONFLICT SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AT A “CERTAIN STAGE”
11 July, 2012
Yerevan, July 11, Armenpress: OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs announced in
Stepanakert that Nagorno- Karabakh will join the negotiation process
at a “certain stage”, but the exact date isn’t specified.
Citing the “Liberty” radio station, the Minsk Group Russian co-chair
Igor Popov noted, “I can assume, when the objective work starts on the
peace agreement the negotiating sides’ format can be expanded”.OSCE
Minsk Group co-chairs Robert Bradtke, Jacques Faure and Igor Popov on
July 11 crossed the Karabakh-Azerbaijani contact line and met with
the president of Nagorno-Karabakh Bako Sahakyan and the Deputy of
Foreign Affairs Minister Vasily Atajanyan, Armenpress reports.
According to official reports during the meeting Bako Sahakyan
challenged the co-chairs “to continue their work on bringing
Azerbaijan to a constructive post and the fully format of the
In Baku and Stepanakert the co-chairs have also discussed the incidents
taking place in the line of contact. Coming to the removal of the
snipers from the contact line the Russian co-chair Popov stated
,”it’s a painful question, which has been a long time spoken about,
but not yet resolved”.