OSCE Minsk Group’s role important foth both conflicting parties and Europe, at large

President Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting with the Ambassadors of OSCE participating stated accredited to the Republic of Armenia.

The President hailed the role and potential of the OSCE in ensuring European security and contributing to the resolution of conflicts. According to him, “the OSCE remains an important pan-European platform for raising and discussing problems existing in the military-political, economic-ecological fields and the sphere of human rights.”

In this context President Sargsyan referred to the negotiation process on the settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and emphasized that the active role of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs is extremely important not only for the conflicting parties, but also the security of Europe, at large.

Serzh Sargsyan reiterated Armenia’s long-standing position that the principles of the Helsinki Final Act cannot be interpreted selectively and that none of them can be dominant.

The President briefed the Ambassadors on the negotiations held last year with the mediation of the co-chairing countries, the concerns and problems existing in the current stage, as well as the possible ways of resolution of the existing issues.

President Sargsyan also referred to the events to be held in 2015 on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, urgent challenges on the international arena, the threats to global peace and stability, issues on the agenda of Armenia’s foreign and domestic policy, the perspective of economic development after Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as the ongoing reforms in a number of spheres, including constitutional amendments.

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