MINSK GROUP DISCUSSES PREPARATIONS FOR PARIS MEETING OF ARMENIAN, AZERBAIJANI PRESIDENTS
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the
Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and
Pierre Andrieu of France) met with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward
Nalbandian and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov this
week at the United Nations General Assembly. The Co-Chairs were joined
by the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office,
Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk.
In a joint meeting, the Co-Chairs and the Foreign Ministers discussed
preparations for the upcoming summit at the end of October in Paris.
At the summit, the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan plan to
continue their dialogue on key elements of a settlement to the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The Co-Chairs expressed their hope that
the Presidents would hold productive discussions to make progress
towards a lasting settlement. Ambassador Andrieu briefed participants
on issues that could be included on the summit agenda. The Co-Chairs
intend to travel to the region soon.
The Co-Chairs also met with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) Didier
Burkhalter to discuss the latest developments in the peace process.
They provided the CiO a readout of the Presidents’ recent meetings in
Sochi and Wales, and informed him of preparations for the Paris summit.
From: A. Papazian