YEREVAN, APRIL 13, ARMENPRESS. On April 13, the Chair of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, the Head of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA) Sargis Khandanyan and the delegation members met with the delegation led by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani, ARMENPRESS was informed from the parliament of Armenia.
Welcoming Bujar Osmani, Sargis Khandanyan underscored that, unfortunately the visit of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office coincided with the Azerbaijani next aggression on the territory of Armenia, because of which the Armenian side had casualties and wounded.
In the words of the Head of the Armenian delegation, because of the Lachin Corridor blocking by Azerbaijan the humanitarian situation deteriorates day by day in Nagorno Karabakh. According to Sargis Khandanyan, in the solutions of the created situation the actions of the international community should be distinct and addressed, taking into consideration the intention of Azerbaijan to implement the policy of ethnic cleansing.
According to the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, this visit documents that the raised issue is in the centre of their attention, and they are concerned about the existing security situation in the region. “Our goal is to promote the establishment of the stable peace in the region,” Bujar Osmani underscored and expressed hope that during his chairmanship it will be possible to record positive steps in this issue.
The Armenian parliamentarians spoke about the security complicated situation existing in the South Caucasus and the continuous efforts of Armenia aimed at the establishment of peace. The members of the Armenian delegation to OSCE PA reaffirmed that Armenia has no territorial requirements towards its neighbours and wants to ensure peaceful coexistence in the region. Reference was also made to Armenian prisoners of war being held in Azerbaijan, the implementation of the practical steps by the OSCE was highlighted in the issue of their return.
Issues on Armenia-OSCE long-term cooperation, as well as the development of relations with North Macedonia were discussed.