OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs have issued a joint statement on the results of last visit to the region, SIA reports citing with official website of OSCE.
Co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (USA), Jacques Faure (France) visited Yerevan and Baku to meet President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ambassador also participated in the meetings.
“During our visit to Yerevan and Baku, we noted recent high-level meetings and discussed with each President current proposals to advance negotiations towards a lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We welcomed the readiness of the Presidents to meet each other later this year, and they instructed their Foreign Ministers to continue their work with the Co-Chairs on an agenda for the presidential summit”, the statement says.
The Co-chairs also welcomed the period of relative stability along the Line of Contact and Armenia-Azerbaijan border that coincided with major international events in both countries over the last several months:”However, we are concerned about the recent rise in tensions, and we urged the Presidents to avoid a deadly escalation of violence and take all measures to adhere strictly to the ceasefire. The Presidents repeated their commitment to exchange data on missing persons under the auspices of the International Committee of the Red Cross”.
The OSCE Minsk group co-Chairs also traveled to Vienna to brief the members of the Minsk Group.