OSCE Chairman in Office Urges Peaceful Resolution of Karabakh Conflict

HELSINKI–OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb met with Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Monday to discuss developmen’s related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Yuri Merzlyakov of Russia, Bernard Fassier of France and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza of the United States, along with Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, briefed Minister Stubb on recent developmen’s, especially the meeting between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan on June 7 in St. Petersburg.

Minister Stubb expressed his full support for the work of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

"Conflict resolution within the OSCE framework is a key priority of the Finnish Chairmanship. I encourage Armenia and Azerbaijan to make full use of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ mediation and to consider seriously the proposal for the basic principles for resolving the conflict.

There is no alternative to a peaceful resolution of the conflict," he said.

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