Karabakh Officials Meet with OSCE Reps

STEPANAKERT (Noyan Tapan)–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Deputy Foreign Minister Ashot Gulian met with OSCE officials Monday.

During the meeting–OSCE Tbilisi Office Coordinator Karel Kratky introduced the new field assistant of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office’s Personal Representative Yuhas Shandor (Hungary).

The sides exchanged views on furthering cooperation between the OSCE mission and the Karabakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They also discussed the results of the February 22 front-line monitoring.

Meanwhile,. Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Foreign Minister Naira Melkoumian met with Executive Director of the London Information Network on Conflicts and State Building (LINKS) Denis Samouth–Director Richard Samuel–former British Ambassador to Armenia David Miller and BBC correspondent Tomas di Vaal–who were on a fact-finding visit to the Karabakh.

The guests said they had come to Karabakh to be familiarized with the position of the Karabakh authorities on the Karabakh settlement and the attitude of the Karabakh people to possible compromises–and to assist in the establishment of peace and stability in the region.

Melkoumian informed the British delegation of the steps Karabakh authorities had undertaken in finding a political solution. The minister stressed the strong interest of the Karabakh authorities in assisting European NGOs–in particular LINKS–to build confidence between the two conflicting states in order to ensure peace and stability in the region.


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