YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia)—Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Marcel Pesko, Director of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Conflict Prevention Center.
Nalbandian and Pesko discussed a wide range of issues related to the prevention of conflicts in areas where the OSCE operates. Nalbandian briefed Pesko on the latest developments in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, noting that Armenia remains committed to the resolution of the issue in a peaceful manner, with the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.
“Armenia honors its OSCE commitments and is an active participating state,” Nalbandian said. “Close cooperation has evolved with the OSCE structures, including the Office in Yerevan which is the only fully-fledged office of the OSCE in the South Caucasus, which in itself speaks of Armenia’s attitude towards international cooperation and other regional realities,” he continued.
Nalbandian’s and Pesko’s meeting came during the anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act. At a reception dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the signing, Nalbandian said, that though the Helsinki conference did not put an end to wars, “it importantly proposed a new model of Pan-European peace which is anchored on cooperation of the participants states and security on the one hand and the protection of human rights on the other.”