Meeting of Presidents to be held on June 4 in St. Petersburg: French co-chairman of Minsk Group
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 29/ Trend S.Tariverdiev /
The meeting of the Presidents will be held on June 4 in St. Petersburg, French co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier briefed the media.
"The talks in Baku were normal. We did not expect a special break. This was the preparation work for the meeting of the Presidents in St. Petersburg," said U.S. co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Matthew Bryza.
"In my opinion, this will be an interesting meeting - Bryza said. - Co-chairmen expect significant progress from the meeting in St. Petersburg. The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev was constructive in Prague, and we expect the same reaction from the President of Armenia Serj Sarkisyan. Tomorrow we will meet with Sarkisyan and look forward to constructive negotiations".
With regards to the statement that the OSCE Minsk Group has not been able to achieve progress in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for a period of 18 years, Fassier replied: "If reaching an agreement would be in force of the Minsk Group, the agreement would be signed. It does not depend on us. We can not tell the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be smoothed over the conflict. "According to him, it depends on the political courage of both Presidents.
Bryza said that the OSCE Minsk Group could achieve more, but the meeting on 4 June can bring something specific and unexpected.
Fassier said that Turkey is an important member of the Minsk Group and supported the efforts of the co-chairmen on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
"The Minsk Group is aware that the proposal for the settlement of the conflict has existed since the end of 2007. I think that speaking of the Minsk Group, the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davudoglu understands that the leaders of both countries must attentively approach all documents for the settlement of the conflict," Fassier said.
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