On 5 June the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, called on the Governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan to use existing opportunities to regulate the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Miguel Angel Moratinos, who arrived in Yerevan from Baku on 5 June, made such a statement at a joint-press conference with the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Vardan Oskanyan, Mediamax reports.
Oskanyan said that it is Moratinos's first visit to Armenia.
Speaking of the prospects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement in light of forthcoming 9 June meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Moratinos called on the sides to consider the issue with optimism and hope for the future, but not for the past.
The Armenian Foreign Minister refused to comment on the forthcoming 9 June meeting of the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia. According to him, each meeting at the level of leaders reflects certain hopes.
"Presently there is certain basis to achieve progress. If significant progress is not achieved at the meeting of the presidents, the talks will continue at the level of Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia," Oskanyan said.
He said that the key issue for the Armenian side is to ensure the self-appointment right of the Nagorno-Karabakh population.