OSCE says situation on line of contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia stabilizes

OSCE says situation on line of contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia stabilizes

The situation on the line of contact, as well as on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia "has more or less stabilized," Russian co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov said.

“He recalled that the OSCE MG co-chairs met with president of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, acting prime minister of Armenia Nikola Pashinyan, defense ministers of the two countries Zakir Hasanov and David Tonoyan, the meeting with Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov will be also held soon.

The focus is on the issues related to the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’s settlement. In particular, we discussed the talks that took place among the leaders of the two countries in Dushanbe, the agreements that were reached and which are being implemented. I mean the situation on the contact line, at the border, which has more or less stabilized. We also spoke about the communication line that has been established between Yerevan and Baku," RIA Novosti cited the diplomat as saying.

He stressed that Baku and Yerevan have desire to continue the dialogue at the highest level on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Igor Popov expressed hope that next month there will be a meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia to discuss key settlement issues and confidence building measures that can be taken considering the development of the situation, taking into account how the relations between the leaders of the two countries will be built.

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