Negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] issue should be continued for a full settlement within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group. The statement came from OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Albanian Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Edi Rama, who opened the 27th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, TASS reports.
Rama said he was glad that the hostilities have ceased, it is time to fulfill the relevant commitments, he fully supported the resumption of the negotiation process under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, and that substantive talks must continue.
On November 9, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement on a complete cessation of hostilities— which Azerbaijan had launched on September 27—in and around Artsakh. Accordingly, Russian peacekeepers are deployed in the region to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities. But this statement also stipulates the handover of part of Artsakh lands to Azerbaijan.