There is still no framework agreement at peaceful conversations on the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reportedly said Yuri Merzlyakov, Russian co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group, in his exclusive interview to Trend.
Merzlyakov said arbitrators offered the parties to coordinate the problem settlement principles prior to developing the agreement on their basis; besides, co-chairmen do not use in conversation process such terms as stage-by-stage, package, universal and so on.
The further state of the conversation process, Russian diplomat went on, will get defined after the first visit of Matthew Bryza as US co-chairman of OSCE Minsk Group to the region.
В"At the moment I am just not ready to state the situation. It will get clear when he comes there and listen to the parties opinionsВ", he added. Merzlyakov added that Bryzas visit to the region had been originally scheduled to later July or early September.
Answering the question about the preparation to the next meeting between foreign ministers of presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Merzlyakov said: В"The co-chairmens last statement says the parties shall put forward their initiativeВ".