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OSCE Minsk Group issues a statement on the results of visit to the region

Co-chairs will visit again in the region to prepare a meeting of foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan

mg co chairs 300x224 OSCE Minsk Group issues a statement on the results of visit to the regionThe Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Robert Bradtke of the United States, Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, and Jacques Faure of France) and Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk (Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office) traveled July 10-13 to Baku, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Yerevan, OSCE told Trend today, APA reports.

At all meetings of the mediators reaffirmed the commitment of the OSCE Minsk Group to the peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict, which was noted in a joint statement, the presidents of the three co-chairs on June 18 in Los Cabos.

During the visit, including the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan the co-chairs continued discussions begun in June 18 in Paris.

The mediators have expressed concern over recent incidents in the front line and again called on the parties, for the sake of peace to show political will, to observe the progress in the 1994 cease-fire and to abandon its hostile rhetoric.

Referring to reports of the planned opening of the airport in Nagorno-Karabakh, the sides reaffirmed the rejection of the threat and use of force against civil aircraft, will address this issue by diplomatic means and to refrain from politicizing the issue.

Co-Chairs reiterated that the work of the airport can not be used in some form to support claims to change the status of Nagorno-Karabakh and urged the parties to act in accordance with international law and current practice flights over its territory.

They also intend to re-visit the region, where the individual will meet with Foreign Ministers of both countries to prepare for the ministerial meeting in September.

APA

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