Another Round of Talks Between Armenian Azeri Ministers on Karabagh

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are due to meet on December 6 in Sofia–Bulgaria–to discuss the Mountainous Karabagh conflict–specifically the issue currently before the UN General Assembly introduced by Azerbaijan.

Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian and his Azeri counterpart Elmar Mamedyarov–will meet on the sidelines of an annual meeting of foreign ministers of OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) member states.

The three co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group–tasked with mediating a settlement to the Mountainous Karabagh conflict–will also attend the meeting.

Dissatisfied with the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group–Azerbaijan recently urged the UN General Assembly to intervene in a long and bitter territorial dispute with neighboring Armenia over Mountainous Karabagh.

The OSCE has–meanwhile–asked the assembly to stay on the sidelines and not interfere with their efforts. Talks "can only progress in an atmosphere of confidence between the parties. Anything in the direction of building confidence and of avoiding a division of the General Assembly is helpful," said US envoy Susan Moore–speaking on behalf of the OSCE.

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