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Karabakh conflict settlement depends on OSCE Minsk Group replacement – British MP

There will be no settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict until the Minsk Group is replaced by a truly neutral moderator and facilitator, a British member of parliament believes.

The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by France, the Russian Federation, and the United States, was established in 1994 to find a peaceful solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in the conflict for over two decades, which emerged over Armenia’s territorial claims against its South Caucasus neighbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » June 2014


OSCE puts Madrid Principles on table to reslove Karabakh conflict

A new meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents could be the beginning of a new chapter in two sides’ negotiations, OSCE Chairman, Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter said in Yerevan on June 4.

During his latest visit to Armenia, Francois Hollande said France is ready to organize the meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » June 2014


Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Human Rights Perspective

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the Caucasian region has been simmering for decades with continuation of human rights violations by Armenian forces. Most international reports have pointed out the war crimes made by Armenia in the region including violations of the Geneva Conventions by holding hostage and killings of war prisoners. The displacement of people is also posing a threat to the political and strategic environment of the region.

According to one report, around 250,000 Azerbaijani refugees took refuge in Azerbaijan due to fear of ethnic cleansing and killings by Armenians at the time of ceasefire in 1994.

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Posted by blogger Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » June 2014


OSCE MG co-chairs talk on peaceful settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, Igor Popov (Russia), Jacques Faure (France) and James Warlick (the U.S.), and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk visited the region from May 16 to May 19, a statement posted on OSCE’s website said.

The Minsk Group co-chairs visited the region to discuss the process of the peaceful settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by blogger Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » May 2014


‘This is the only real way to liberate lands occupied by Armenians’

During the regional forum in Moscow, Russia’s former OSCE Minsk Group co-chair Vladimir Kazimirov said that the Karabakh settlement should be withdrawn from the military context.

“This is the only real way, including, the liberation of the occupied lands, which, of course, belong to Azerbaijan. However, there is the issue of Lachin and a number of others, but these are trifles. If there is a fixed inadmissibility of the resumption of hostilities, the Armenians will have to release these regions. In Karabakh and Armenia, this is not always welcomed. Rather, there are different attitudes – the authorities are much more realistic than public opinion known to us,” he said.

This statement of Kazimirov has caused a flurry of discontent in Armenia. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » July 2013


OSCE to hold next monitoring on contact line

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will hold next monitoring at the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops to the west of Borsunlu village of Goranboy region of Azerbaijan in line with the mandate of personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office.

From the Azerbaijani side, the monitoring will be conducted by personal envoy of the OSCE-chairman-in-office, Ambassador Anjei Kasprshik, field assistants Yevgeniy Sharov and Willliam Prior, a source in the press office of the Defense Ministry said. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » July 2013


US believes in peaceful settlement of Nagorno Karabakh conflict – Pentagon

Washington believes in the possibility of a peaceful settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Evelyn N. Farkas said.

“I have arrived in Azerbaijan to discuss issues of bilateral relations and cooperation in security”, she said in Baku.

Farkas noted existence of close ties between Azerbaijan and US in the field of security, which are “expanding day by day”. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » July 2013


‘No alternative to resolution of Karabakh conflict within Minsk Group’

French Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud urged the parties to adhere to the existing format of talks to resolve Karabakh conflict.

During the Friday press conference, he quoted the recent statement by the heads of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing states, urging the sides to find solution within the existing format and within the reached arrangements.

Henri Reynaud said meetings of the Armenian and Azerbaijani parliamentary delegations within PACE are not bringing changes. The sides have to try to seek ways of solution exclusively within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, according to the Helsinki and Madrid principles. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » June 2013


Ukraine supports peaceful settlement of Karabakh conflict

Armenian FM, special envoy of the OSCE chairman-in-office discuss Karabakh.

The Ukrainian championship in the OSCE supports the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.

The statement came from special envoy of the OSCE chairman-in-office, envoy Andrey Deshitsa at a meeting with the acting Armenian FM Edward Nalbandian. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » April 2013


Slovakia concerned over situation in Nagorno Karabakh settlement

Slovakia is concerned over the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, and stalemate in the negotiation process over the past year.

The statement came from Slovak Foreign Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Miroslav Lajcak in a joint briefing with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, 1news.az reports.
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Posted by admin Posted in: Azerbaijan Press No Comments » April 2013


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