The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs intend to make a tour of the region of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in May, Trend reports citing Bernard Facie, the Minsk Group co-chair from France, as stating ATV.
According to Facie, the separate visits by the Minsk Group co-chairs to the region are aimed at rapprochement of the conflict sides. He expressed hope that the visit would promote the new stage of the negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Facie noted that mediators made much, but no progress was achieved at the meeting of presidents in Rambue. The same time
he voiced hope for establishment of new opportunities in the negotiations that would open a way for new meetings of the Azerbaijani and Armenian President.
The French co-chair stated he arrived in Baku with exact proposals, but cannot publicize them. Besides, he added that there was no anything new in the proposals. According to Facie, the Minsk Group can only offer new ideas and help to achievement of peace by this way. He also underlined that responsibility for coming to agreement was on the conflict sides and it was impossible to achieve without decisiveness of the sides.
It should be mentioned that in the morning Facie had negotiations with Elmar Mammadyarov, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister. The meeting was held behind closed doors and no statement was made as a result of it.