OSCE withdraws from Armenia

OSCE withdraws from Armenia

The OSCE Office in Yerevan will discontinue its operations on August 31, 2017.

The Organization had to start the process of closure of the Office in Yerevan, since no consensus could be reached on the future mandate of the Office, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said.

The closure of the OSCE Office in Yerevan follows months of negotiations and extensive efforts by the 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship and the 2017 Austrian OSCE Chairmanship to resolve the deadlock on the extension of the Office’s mandate.