OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Met with NKR LeadershipSep 9th, 2010 | Category: Lead Article, Politics
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YEREVAN, September 09 — On September 8, the OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs Robert Bradtke (United States), Bernard Fassier (France) and Igor Popov (Russia) had a meeting with the President of Nagorno Karabakh Bako Sahakyan and the Foreign Minister Georgi Petrosyan.
The Co-Chairs arrived in Stepanakert from Baku.
After the meeting, the French Co-Chair Bernard Fassier said that he couldn’t disclose the details of the meeting since the mission wasn’t complete yet.
“On September 9, we will have another meeting with the President of the Republic of Armenia Serge Sarkisian and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, and only after that we will make a statement,” the French Co-Chair said.
As the press-service of the Artsakh President reported, a wide range of issues concerning the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement were discussed during the meeting.
“The two sides mentioned that it is absolutely unacceptable to resolve the conflict by force. At the same time, Bako Sahakyan underlined that the already frequent ceasefire violations by the Azerbaijani side cause anxiety,” the press-office reports.
Bako Sahakyan called upon the Minsk group Co-Chairs to use their potential in order to urge Azerbaijan to return to constructive negotiations.
The French Co-Chair also referred to the earlier spread information concerning the monitoring conducted by the Minsk Group Co-Chairs at the contact line between the Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijani armed forces. “It was not a monitoring, but a crossing of the line of contact. And the purpose was to show that it’s not a border,” Fassier mentioned.