Minsk Group Ready to Organize Meeting Between Armenia, Azerbaijan

Round table with Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in December 2016 (Photo: mfa.am)
Round table with Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in December 2016 (Photo: mfa.am)

Round table with Armenian and Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office in December 2016 (Photo: mfa.am)

MOSCOW, Russia (ArmRadio)The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are ready to organize a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in mid-February, Russian Co-Chair Igor Popov told TASS News Agency.

“The OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have agreed to hold separate consultations with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in mid-February,” he said.

“If the Ministers show interest, we’ll organize a meeting between them,” Popov added.

Besides, he said, according to an agreement reached in St. Petersburg last summer, consultations continue in Russia-Azerbaijan-Armenia format.

“Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has recently discussed the Karabakh issue with Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. As soon as necessary conditions are created, there will be a possibility of a trilateral meeting,” the Ambassador added.

“The meeting with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister will take place if the Azeri side agrees,” Nalbandian said.

Regarding the recent changes of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Nalbandian said they “express the positions of their respective countries, and the change of persons can hardly have a serious influence on the mediating efforts.”

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4 Comments

  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    WHY? why? why? bother? Armenia only stands to loose from any orchestrated negotiation. We are not likely to raise the issee of portions of Artsach still under Azery occupation. Shahumian, Matuni, etc. We are better off holding and keeping what we have, and wait a while longer when the Azerys revolt against their dictators, and then take advantage of the chaos and liberate all the areas mentioned above, but Lower Karabagh and Nachichevan itself.

    • Raffi said:

      I agree, for Aliyev Armenia belongs to Azerbaijan, Armenia is Azeri land invaded by Armenians

  2. JOE said:

    Ok, here it is: 1. Include Karabakh in all negotiation. 2. A FREE AND INDEPENDENT ARSTAKH as a starting point of all negotiations. Then and only then negotiate the frontier borders. THATS IT. Anything less, territories returned, even cease fire monitoring ALL USELESS and unenforcable.

  3. Raffi said:

    What for? Azerbaijan keeps the war going, Armenia should not negotiate under threats., Corrupt Aliyev and his families are not interested in peace so they can keep stealing the resources of the country.

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