Co-Chairs Discuss Karabakh Conflict With Incoming OSCE Chairman

VILNIUS, Lithuana (ArmRadio)–The US, French and Russian Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group met with the incoming chairman of the Organization For Security and Cooperation in Europe on Tuesday to discuss the overall situation in the South Caucasus and, in particular, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Robert Bradke of the US, Bernard Fassier of France, and Igor Popov of Russia, were joined by the incumbent OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, in their meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azubalis.

Azubalis, for his part, underscored his intention to strengthen the role of the OSCE Secretariat, its institutions and missions in the Karabakh peace process

The Co-Chairs also briefed Azubalis on the December 1-2 OSCE Summit in the Kazakh capital of Astana, focusing primarily on an OSCE declaration on conflict resolution passed during the two-day meeting of heads of state.

Also discussed were a series of mutual confidence-building measures proposed by the Minsk Group to facilitate dialogue between Armenian and Azerbaijani society.

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