The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group expect the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents to have a serious discussion in Paris about the key issues of a settlement, OSCE’s press service said in its statement to APA.
“The Presidents’ recent meetings in Sochi and Wales revitalized the most important channel of communication between the sides. We expect the Presidents to have a serious discussion in Paris about the key issues of a settlement. We also hope the Presidents will agree to measures that can increase trust and transparency between the sides. The Co-Chairs stand ready to help in whatever way we can”, said OSCE’s press service.
“The OSCE Minsk Group is the only format the sides trust to mediate a lasting settlement to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. The leadership in Armenia and Azerbaijan has publicly expressed their support for the Co-Chairs’ efforts, and we are ready to assist the sides to reach a peaceful resolution. A resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict depends on the political will of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and not on treaties or alliances. The Co-Chairs hope with the recent contacts between the Presidents they will commit themselves to a settlement”, the statement said.
The co-chairs refused to comment on the appointment of a trial of Azerbaijani saboteurs Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Asgarov by Nagorno Karabakh on October 27.