Ghoukassian Meets with Defense Foreign Ministers of Karabakh

STEPANAKERT (Armenpress)–Karabakh president Arkady Ghoukassian met August 14 with Karabakh defense minister Seyran Ohanian and Colonel Simon Hakobian. As Ghoukassian’s press office reported–the meeting was focused on reforms which are underway in the Karabakh army and issues related to army building.

The same day Ghoukassian met with visiting foreign minister of Armenia Vartan Oskanian and his deputy Tatul Margarian to discuss issues related to the recent mediatory efforts of the OSCE Minsk group co-chairmen aimed at Karabakh conflict resolution.

The security council of Karabakh also held its recurrent session Tuesday to discuss social-economic–political and a number of other urgent issues.

Elsewhere in Karabakh news–in accordance with the earlier arrangement–the OSCE Mission conducted a regular monitoring of two sections in the southeast of the contact-line of the Karabagh and Azerbaijan armed forces Tuesday.

In the Karabakh territory the monitoring was led by Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk and Head of the High Level Planning Group Colonel Bernard Vialatte. The group also comprised Field Assistants of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Carel Cratky (Czech Republic)–Jan Koeler (Germany)–Vladimir Tolkach (the Ukraine)–as well as the representatives of the Karabakh ministries of foreign affairs and defense.


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