WARLICK: INTERESTS OF PEOPLE OF KARABAKH WILL HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT
“The situation along the Line of Contact remains tense, but has
stabilized since the end of January. We urge the sides to strictly
adhere to the ceasefire to create a more conducive atmosphere for
The OSCE Minsk Group US Co-Chair, James Warlick, noted the
aforementioned speaking to APA news agency of Azerbaijan.
“The Presidents [of Armenia and Azerbaijan] confirmed their commitment
to the peaceful resolution of the conflict, and they agreed to consider
proposals to strengthen the ceasefire. (…) We are hopeful that the
sides can agree to these and other measures.
“The interests of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh will have to be taken
into account in a negotiation process. This is why the Co-Chairs
travel to Nagorno-Karabakh and meet with the de facto authorities
and other members of the community.
“We hope to bring the two Foreign Ministers together at the appropriate
time, and are in close contact with them. While we believe such
dialogue is useful, it is ultimately their decision whether to meet.
“At the Paris Summit in October 2014, the Presidents committed to
intensify their dialogue this year. They reaffirmed their readiness to
meet later this year during the Co-Chairs’ recent trip to the region.
We are working with the Foreign Ministers to prepare a substantive
agenda for the Presidents’ next meeting in order to narrow differences
between the sides on the key issues of a settlement,” Warlick also
noted, in particular.