Armenia welcomes the resumption of peace talks within the framework of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated this today during a joint press conference with Indian Foreign Minister Subramanyam Jaishankar.
“I must express our satisfaction with the fact that within the framework of the regular session of the UN General Assembly in New York or in parallel with its work, a meeting was held between a separate Armenia’s Foreign Minister with Co-Chairs and the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, which was followed by a joint meeting.
We see the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict through negotiations within the framework of the mandate of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs. We reached concrete agreements during the meeting. We discussed and tried to resolve humanitarian issues, such as the release of Armenian prisoners of war, further clarification of the fate of missing soldiers and civilians, access to Armenian cultural monuments now under the control of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, a number of other issues; and later to start discussions on Nagorno-Karabakh status, key component of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing mandate. It was stated that the co-chairs are scheduled to visit the region,” Mirzoyan said.
Armenia’s Foreign Minister also answered the question of one of the journalists whether a meeting with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, as well as with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, is planned as a continuation of the meetings in New York.
“Meetings are planned, at least an agreement has been reached to continue the process, to organize a new meeting,” Mirzoyan said.