Miroslav Lajcak to arrive in Baku
OSCE chairman-in-office, Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák plans to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia to discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the diplomat said at the press conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The diplomat explained that he will visit Baku and Yerevan in the second half of March to discuss the issue. He said he already received invitations for the visit from both Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Lajčák stressed that Slovakia supports the existing framework for settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "We fully support the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs. I regularly meet with them," he said.
He recalled that a new situation is observed in Armenia after the election. "The expectations are connected with that. I would like my visit to help determine what can be expected and what results can be achieved. Our goal is to help the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to take advantage of this new situation," the OSCE chairman-in-office added.