OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on South Caucasus Joao Soares will visit Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia next week to discuss developments in the region regarding democratic reforms and unresolved conflicts.
Soares intends to visit Yerevan, Armenia, from 9-11 May to continue discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh and also follow-up on February’s presidential election. Deputy Secretary General Tina Schoen and Secretary of the Portuguese Delegation Nuno Paixao will travel with Soares to all the three countries. Secretary of the Austrian Delegation Lukas Mussi will travel to Georgia with President Grossruck.
“The protracted conflicts are the most urgent problems as they hinder development in the entire region,” Soares said. “I think there is a need to promote broader discussion in the Assembly about the conflicts, and I hope that my visits to the region will help ensure those discussions take place.”