Meeting of Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs13 October, 2020
On October 13, within the framework of the official visit to the Russian Federation, Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Andrew Schofer (USA), as well as with Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. The French Co-Chair Stéphane Visconti joined the meeting in online format.
The Foreign Minister of Armenia and the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs discussed the operative situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone. Minister Mnatsakanyan stressed, that despite the joint statement on the cessation of hostilities agreed at the ministerial level on October 10, Azerbaijan still neglects its commitment and continues the large-scale military hostilities and the deliberate targeting of the civilian population and civilian infrastructure.
Minister Mnatsakanyan specifically stressed the necessity to introduce verification mechanisms on the ground as an important tool for the cessation of hostilities and strengthening that regime.
The interlocutors summed up the work implemented so far within the framework of the peace process.