CSTO Foreign Ministers reiterate the need to solve Karabakh issue exceptionally in a peaceful way

On May 27 Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian participated in the regular sitting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek.

Issues related to the further coordination of foreign policies of the member states within the framework of the CSTO and the improvement of mechanisms in the sphere were discussed at the meeting.

The Foreign Ministers of CSTO member states discussed and approved the draft joint statement on international issues, thus reiterating the approaches of the member states on issues of regional and international agenda. Among others, the statement refers to the Karabakh conflict.

“Reiterating the need to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh issue exceptionally in a peaceful way, the CSTO member states underline the importance of completing as soon as possible the work on the basic principles of settlement of the Karabaakh conflict with the mediation of the OSCE Misnk Group Co-chairs on the basis of the principles and norms of international law, the UN Charter, the Helsinki Final Act, which include non-use of force or the threat of force, territorial integrity and the right of peoples to self determination,” the statement reads.

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and Secretary of the National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan participated in the joint sitting of the CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers, Council of Defense Ministers and the Committee of National Security Secretaries. The meeting covered issues of improvement of the mechanisms of resisting to security challenges in CSTO member states.

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