Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic) Masis Mayilyan today received Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzei Kasprzyk.
The situation on the line of contact of the armed forces of the Republic of Artsakh and Azerbaijan was discussed during the meeting. In this context, Masis Mayilyan touched upon the crude ceasefire violation that Azerbaijan committed on November 29 and that severely wounded serviceman of the Defense Army of Artsakh Rafael Azizyan. The foreign minister emphasized that such incidents show once again that it is necessary to implement the commitments assumed for introduction of international control mechanisms for ceasefire.
The interlocutors also discussed the results of the reciprocal visits of journalists from the Republic of Artsakh, the Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijan organized through the mediation of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. Masis Mayilyan attached importance to the fact that such initiatives should not be an end in itself and should maximally help create an atmosphere of confidence between the sides, which is of pivotal significance for advancement of the peaceful settlement. In this context, the foreign minister highlighted the fact that Azerbaijan’s recent actions, particularly the memorandum that Azerbaijan disseminated in the OSCE on December 3, oppose the logic of the initiatives for creation of an atmosphere of confidence.