The co-chairmanship of the OSCE Minsk Group has an international mandate to assist in the lasting and comprehensive settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and no one has canceled this mandate. Vahan Hunanyan, the spokesperson of the Armenian Foreign Ministry, said this in response—at the request of the RFE/RL Armenian Service—to Azerbaijan's harsh reaction to the appointment of a new US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday announced Philip Reeker’s appointment as Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations and US OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair.
Baku, however, reacted harshly, saying that "attempts to revive the almost defunct Minsk Group" may lead to the removal of the US from the process of normalizing Armenian-Azerbaijani relations.
"The Karabakh conflict has been resolved, and Karabakh is an inseparable part of Azerbaijan," had said Leyla Abdullayeva, spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.