YEREVAN. – On December 4, in Bratislava, within the framework of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Conference, a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov was held with the mediation and participation of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (US), as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
During the meeting, the sides discussed plans for strengthening the ceasefire, taking confidence-building measures, and continuing working together at the beginning of next year, the MFA of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
The Armenian Foreign Minister underlined the modest result achieved in the framework of the arrangements for preparing peoples for peace through the implementation of a program of exchange of journalists from Armenia, Artsakh and Azerbaijan. In this context, the possibility of continuing such direct involvement among journalists and societies was considered. At the same time they emphasized the importance of introducing other confidence-building measures.
Referring to his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Artsakh in Yerevan, Minister Mnatsakanyan reiterated the need for direct involvement of the Artsakh authorities, especially regarding the content issues of the settlement of the Karabakh conflict.