The Russian co-chair the OSCE Minsk Group has expressed the mission’s readiness to arrange a new round of Armenian-Azerbaijani talks over Nagorno-Karabakh between the two countries’ foreign ministers.
“The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group have agreed to conduct individual consultations with the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers on the sidelines of the Munich Conference in mid-February,” the news agency TASS quotes Ambassador Igor Popov as saying.
The diplomat said they are continuing the trilateral peace efforts (Russia-Azerbaijan-Armenia) based upon the agreements reached at the St Petersburg talks last summer.
“The Nagorno-Karabakh issue has been recently discussed between [Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers] Sergey Lavrov and Edward Nalbandian, and later also with [Azerbaijani Foreign Minister] Elmar Mammadyarov. Once the necessary conditions are met, we will be able to conduct the trilateral meeting,” he added.