US, France, Russia Ready to Host Karabakh Talks

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen

NEW YORK—Moscow, Washington and Paris are ready to host high-level talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the OSCE Mink Group Co-Chairs said in a statement issued after their meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York. The statement reads:

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France, as well as the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, met separately with the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly to continue discussions on a settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“During the meetings, we paid special attention to implementation of decisions taken at the recent summits in Vienna (May 2016) and St. Petersburg (June 2016). In particular, we discussed further steps that could create an atmosphere for advancing substantial negotiations that could lead to a settlement.

We also exchanged views on proposals that could be discussed between the sides.

Our governments are prepared to host another meeting of the Presidents or Foreign Ministers at the appropriate time.

We plan to visit the region in the near future.”


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  1. Edward Demiraiakian said:

    Good. Armenia needs to take an observer status and let Nagorno Karabagh republic represent it’s own interests. Armenia ia a guarantor to Artsackh’s independence not a party to the talks.

  2. Serge said:

    Armenia should withdraw from negotiation till Azeris stop shooting. We should not let Azeris get away with killing our soldiers. Enough is enough.