Karabakh Wants OSCE Presence

STEPANAKERT (Noyan Tapan)–Nagorno-Karabakh Acting President Leonard Petrossian confirmed his country’s willingness to offer security for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s mission in the area controlled by the Karabakh Army.

At a meeting with the OSCE Chairman’s envoy–Andrei Kasprczik–Petrossian stressed that the Karabakh army is only interested in the OSCE’s and other international peace promoting organizations’ presence in the conflict zone.

They also discussed the recent incident in the southern sector of the during which the car in which Kasprczik was traveling in was fired upon.

They said that the improvement of their data exchange process and monitoring technicalities would avoid such incidents in the future.

The OSCE envoy also met with the Karabakh Defense Minister Samvel Babayan. They discussed a wide range of military and political problems associated with the settlement of the Karabakh conflict–as well as measures to maintain the cease-fire.


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