Meeting of the Foreign Minister of Armenia with the OSCE Secretary General

01 December, 2022

On December 1, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Poland to participate in the 29th OSCE Ministerial Council, met with Helga Schmid, the OSCE Secretary General.

Minister Mirzoyan briefed his interlocutor on the fragile security situation in the region, pointing out that Azerbaijan's continuous aggressions and warmongering rhetoric grossly violate the fundamental provisions of international humanitarian law, the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act.

Ararat Mirzoyan emphasized the readiness of the Armenian side to promote the peace agenda, noting that the major obstacle to establishing security in the region is Azerbaijan's maximalist position and its aspirations to solve issues through the use of force or the threat of use of force.

The Foreign Minister of Armenia presented to his counterpart the approaches of the Armenian side concerning the normalization of the Armenia-Azerbaijan relations and the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The sides touched upon the activity of the OSCE Needs Assessment Mission.

Cooperation programs with Armenia within the framework of the OSCE were also on the agenda of the meeting.

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