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Edward Nalbandian met with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

04.03.2013

On March 3rd in Paris Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian met with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov, Jacques Faure and Ian Kelly and the Personal Representative of the
OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.

Issues relating to the settlement process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were discussed. The participants touched upon the proposal of the Co-Chairs made during the previous meeting on confidence building
measures.

An agreement was reached about the upcoming visit of the Co-Chairs to the region.

Edward Nalbandian drew the Co-Chairs’ attention to the fact that after the previous two Paris meetings of the Co-Chairs and the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijani side not only did not publish the agreed upon texts of the joint press releases, but in their manner which became habitual, presented comments which had no relation to the content of the discussions during the meetings. It has become habitual for the Azerbaijani side to reject the proposals of the Co-Chairs, and then express concerns about the state of the negotiation process.

Minister Nalbandian once again thanked the Co-Chairs for their important and significant mediation efforts, expressions of which are also the joint statements of the heads of the Co-Chair states in L’Aquila, Muskoka, Deauville and Los Cabos.

The Foreign Minister reassured that Armenia together with the Co-Chairs will continue the efforts aimed at the exclusively peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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