Co-Chairs assess “harsh reality” in territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh

VIENNA, 24 March 2011 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation) were in Vienna on March 23-24, where they briefed the Minsk Group and Secretary General Marc Perrin de Brichambaut on their recent and upcoming activities as mediators of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Continue reading

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Mediators call for investigation into Karabakh cease-fire violations

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group voiced concern over reports of cease-fire violations along the Line of Contact before and after the March 5 Sochi Summit. Continue reading

Russia Hosts Another Karabakh Meeting

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers,  Edward Nalbandian (left) and Elmar Mammadyarov, at a meeting in Astana in 2010

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Edward Nalbandian (left) and Elmar Mammadyarov, at a meeting in Astana in 2010

In another indication of Russia’s dominating role in settlement of the long-running Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday hosted in Moscow his counterparts from Armenia and Azerbaijan, Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov.  Continue reading

Astana Statement on Karabakh Conflict Calls for More “Decisive Efforts”

Kazakhstan -- Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia (R) and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan (L) attend the OSCE summit in Astana, 1Dec2010.

Days of speculation are over, OSCE Minsk group Co-Chairs did all the shuttle-diplomacing they could between Baku and Yerevan, and today a statement was signed on Karabakh at the OSCE Astana Summit, which doesn’t say or do anything new. Continue reading

Minsk Group co-chairs issue statement

Armenia - OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs (from L to R) Igor Popov (Russia), Robert Bradtke (U.S.) and Bernard Fassier (France), Yerevan,03Jul,2010

New York, 25 September 2010 – The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, released the following statement today:

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