The visit of the OSCE Minsk Group to the region of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is to restore the direct contacts between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the co-chairs of OSCE Minks Group told a Press-Conference on October 2 in Baku,Trend reports.
American co-chair Mathew Mryza stressed that after the summer holiday, the intensification is once again observed in the activities of the co-chairs, and over the recent three weeks the co-chairs have hold three meetings with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. Touching on the status of the occupied Lachin and Kalbajar districts of Azerbaijan, Bryza stressed that it is not as easy dilemma.
The Russian co-chair Yuri Merzlyakov added that presently these details are being discussed in the level of foreign ministers. But the primary goal is to restore the direct contacts, and it has been implemented in Azerbaijan. According to him, the co-chairs will depart to Yerevan on October 3 and later Nagorno-Karabakh after which the place and date of the next meeting of the foreign ministers will be defined. In addition, the meeting of the presidents is planned.
The French co-chair Bernar Face the meeting with the Azerbaijani President was open and irreproachable and such types of meetings assist in the settlement of the problem. He stressed that after meeting of the presidents in Rambue and Bucharest, the elements of key principles of the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continue to be agreed. Face underlined that there is such an opinion in Paris, Moscow and Washington that the military way for the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is impossible.
Touching on the statements of the Armenian foreign minister Vardan Oskanyan regarding the possibilities of changing the format of talks, the co-chairs stressed that its is unacceptable. But expressing the attitude towards the GUAM countries' including the issue regarding frozen conflicts in the agenda of the U.N. Assembly General, the settlement of the conflict within OSCE may be the fairest.