OSCE MG format effective in many ways, says Russian Foreign Ministry

Members of the OSCE Minsk Group themselves should solve the issue of modifying the existing format on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, said Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson of Russia’s Foreign Ministry, Feb. 18.

She made the remarks in response to a question of Trend correspondent on the possibility of holding an expanded meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group.

“The current format has been approved, and it is widely recognized and effective in many ways,” said Zakharova. “Of course, everyone would like to have better results, however this format works.”

Earlier, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said in Baku that Sweden offers to convene an enlarged meeting of the OSCE Minsk Group for settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

“If there is a need for a meeting in a broader format for the conflict settlement, we, as an OSCE Minsk Group member, are willing to participate in it,” she added.

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