The new American co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick, has arrived in the region carrying letters from president Barak Obama to the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
In his message to Ilham Aliev and Serzh Sargsyan Obama says that Warlick's recent appointment is an important sign of the U.S strong and unequivocal committment to assisting the parties in achieving a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The US President added that he supported the use of opportunities of direct dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the coming months, and the use of the co-chairmen's good offices and time to find a way out of the current stalemate. The President said that now it is time to make new efforts to restore peace in the region based on negotiations and compromise.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies.
Getting the Eastern Neighbourhood right is a key necessity for the future security and prosperity of Europe. The Brussels summit offers an opportunity for important steps on this matter in the right direction – not as an end in themselves but rather as a part of a longer term and more ambitious vision.
An incident at a military facility of the self-declared Nagorno-Karabakh Republic resulted in three Armenian soldiers killed and one seriously injured. It is not clear what the exact circumstances of the incident were, but for the moment it is being treated as an accident.