Armenian FM meets OSCE MG co-chairs in Moscow

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met on Tuesday with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Jacques Faure of France, and James Warlick of the United States of America) and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk. The Moscow-hosted meeting focused on possibilities of seeking progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process.

The OSCE mediators briefed the Armenian official on their meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov in Paris, according a press release by the Armenian Foreign Ministry.

In its turn, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry reports that on March 10 meeting with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in Paris. The source says that during the meeting the parties ‘expressed concern over non-settlement of the Azerbaijani-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.’

“Elmar Mammadyarov presented the position of the Azerbaijani side, adding that the lack of a constructive approach from the Armenian side is an obstacle in the way of settlement of the conflict, promotion of peace process and the resumption of peace and stability in the region,” reads the statement.

Meantime, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick, wrote on his Twitter microblog after the meeting with the Azerbaijani diplomat that the talks over the fundamental issues and negotiation process were effective.