OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

04/01/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/01/2019 06:27

Chairperson-in-Office welcomes constructive meeting between President of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister of Armenia under auspices of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

VIENNA, 1 April 2019 - OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák yesterday met in Bratislava with Minsk Group Co-Chair Andrew Schofer, of the United States of America, acting also on behalf of Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov of the Russian Federation and Stéphane Visconti of France, and Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. The Chairperson-in-Office was briefed on the results of the meeting between President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on 29 March in Vienna, the first meeting of the two leaders under the auspices of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

The Chairperson-in-Office welcomed the constructive atmosphere of the talks, and the leaders' commitment to taking further, tangible steps to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. 'We remain positive about, and fully supportive of, this process and the leaders' commitment to strengthening the ceasefire and to undertaking measures in the humanitarian field,' Lajčák said.