Following their briefing of Minsk Group members in Vienna on April 3, the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Jacques Faure of France, and James Warlick of the United States of America) met on April 4 with the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, and Armenia, Edward Nalbandian. The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meeting.
The Co-Chairs reiterated to the Ministers their commitment to working toward a just and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They discussed a possible summit meeting between the Presidents in the near future, and acknowledged the urgency of further progress on the substantive issues. The Co-Chairs again emphasized to the Ministers the need to take concrete steps to reduce tensions in the region and advance the peace process.
"Armenia will focus on the expansion of economic cooperation in the BSEC region, and will promote the agenda through existing mechanisms in the upcoming six months", Foreign Minister Nalbandian told the organisation's Ministerial Council at its meeting in Kiev.