Minsk Group Co-Chairs to Assess Djulfa Destruction

YEREVAN—After meeting with President Serzh Sarkisian, the co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group pledged that they would visit the site of the destroyed Armenian cemetery in Djulfa during a scheduled stop in Nakhichevan, reported the presidential press service.

The Co-chairs, Russia’s Igor Popov, the US’ Robert Bradke and France’s Bernard Fassier, accompanied by Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office met with Sarkisian and Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian.

The co-chairs briefed the Armenian leaders on their earlier talks with Azeri leaders and presented the members of the OSCE Assessment Mission, which is scheduled to monitor the line of contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijan and is on a fact-finding mission to the region.

Sarkisian emphasized the importance of objectivity in the OSCE’s final report after he was briefed on the details of the mission and its objectives.

The co-chairmen met with Azeri president Ilham Aliyev earlier in the day in Nakhichevan, where similar discussions were held.

Following that meeting, Fassier, the French co-chairman, told reporters that the relevant meetings and the route of the OSCE fact-finding mission would be determined in Stepanakert, after the mediators meet with officials of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

The French official expressed hope that the mission will conclude its activities by October 13.


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  1. eddy said:

    And what do say this “European / western humanist” about actions of terrorist regime in Baku about criminal action s against RA citizen who was killed by Taliban like Azerbaijani authorities after kidnapping ?

  2. Hye4Life said:

    this is nothing but Lip Service to Armenia and armenians. it has been over 5 years, now they are just announcing this phony statmt.

  3. Poghos said:

    I am certain that the US and Europe knew the facts very soon after the Djulfa destruction because they must have had access to satellite photos.

  4. Andranik!!! said:

    is this group realy worth Anything , or are they another piece of political dust in the eyes of armenians, to keep us buzzii with empty hops, while the real thing is “NO PROGRESS”

  5. ARA said:

    INDEED – u r Right on—–

  6. SIRVART said:

    Andranik, the real lip service for the Europeans is the oil. The oil makes their mouths shut or it makes them talk against us. Today the azer/tatars have oil; let’s see when the oil finishes completely in another say ten years, where will they be then? Then we will talk and they will listen!!!!