Peter Semneby: EU Backs the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Within Minsk Group Format

YEREVAN–EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby on Friday stressed the importance of continued negotiations in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The diplomat expressed the opinion that possibly the negotiation process will get complicated for a certain period of time, but it is necessary to guarantee progress and not to lose the accentuations achieved during the ongoing activity of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. “The process must continue only on condition that the achieved results will be maintained, and I’m sure it will continue,” Peter Semneby noted.
Speaking about the opportunity to reach progress before the presidential campaign starts, Semneby refrained from concrete commen’s and noted that it’s obvious that progress will be achieved sooner or later. “However, as a minimal condition, it is necessary to guarantee that the agreemen’s reached during the negotiation process will be preserved. It will enable the parties to proceed to the next stage of negotiations,” the diplomat underlined.
Turning to the consideration of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue in the framework of the UN General Assembly session, Peter Semneby said the EU fully supports the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution within the framework of the mediating mission of the OSCE Minsk Group.”


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