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.