Phone Conversation of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Poland

10 January, 2022

On January 10, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone conversation with Foreign Minister of Poland Zbigniew Rau. Ararat Mirzoyan congratulated his counterpart on the OSCE Polish Chairmanship, affirming Armenia’s utmost support to the efforts aimed at ensuring peace and stability in the OSCE area of ​​responsibility.

Ararat Mirzoyan and Zbigniew Rau discussed the situation in Kazakhstan. Minister Mirzoyan introduced the position of the Armenian side on this matter, which is reflected in the January 6 statement of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia noted that according to the official application of Kazakhstan, based on the agreement on Collective Security, the Charter of the Organization, as well as the CSTO Peacekeeping Mission Agreement, the CSTO Collective Security Council decided to send peacekeepers to Kazakhstan for a limited time with the aim of protecting the strategically important facilities.

Touching upon the regional security issues, Foreign Minister of Armenia stressed the importance of a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict under the mandate of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship. In this context, Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the support of Poland, as the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, to the co-chair’s efforts aimed at a comprehensive and lasting settlement of the conflict based on the principles and elements well-known to the sides.

The interlocutors touched upon the solution of urgent humanitarian issues, particularly the works carried out for the repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and other detainees.

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