OSCE MG co-chairs: Attempts to change format can break the talks

We agree that the conflict has lasted too long

Baku. 12 November. REPORT.AZ/ "Considering the sensitivity of the talks, attempts to change the format or create a parallel mechanism can disrupt the process of talks and to impede progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict". Report informs, joint statement of the OSCE Minsk Group released today declares.

The statement says that, despite the proposal to create a new format and working groups to resolve the conflict, "within the framework of the Minsk Group has a unique experience in mediation", and format of the OSCE Minsk Group" accepted by all parties and has the full confidence of the OSCE member states".

The co-chairs also noted the willingness to cooperate with all international organizations that demonstrate an interest in finding a just and lasting settlement of the conflict.

"We agree that the conflict has lasted too long. The sides should undertake all measures necessary to expedite a peaceful settlement", the statement reads.

"The co-chairs will continue to render assistance to the parties, taking into consideration our mandate, approved by the OSCE. According to the OSCE mandate, our task is to promote a peaceful resolution of the conflict and in particular to facilitate negotiations on a comprehensive settlement. We are neither judges nor advocates for particular positions", the statement of mediators declares. 

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