Armenia welcomes OCSE offer for negotiations

Armenia welcomes OCSE offer for negotiations

Armenia has on Friday welcomed the joint statement of the leaders of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group co-chair countries, saying it remains committed to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Russia, France and the United States have issued a joint statement, calling for an immediate ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh and a resumption of negotiations without preconditions.

“We welcome the fact that the Minsk Group co-chairs at the level of their leaders reacted to the use of force in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone by way of strong condemnation,” the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Armenia is ready to “engage with the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries to re-establish a ceasefire regime based on the 1994-1995 agreements,” said the statement.

The Minsk Group of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on the settlement of the conflict was formed in 1992, and includes a number of countries that are being co-chaired by Russia, the United States and France. The other member states are Belarus, Italy, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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