The German Foreign Minister and Chairman in Office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Frank Walter Stenmeier, discussed the Karabakh conflict with diplomats from the Minsk group co-chair countries.
Pictures of the meeting were tweeted earlier by the German Chairmanship showing Steinmeier meeting with the Russian co-Chair Igor Popov and French co-Chair Pierre Andrieu. The Personal Representative of Steinmeier on the Karabakh conflict, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk was also present
Earlier this week the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met together with the President of Russia in St Petersburg.
source: commonspace.eu with the German Chairmanship of the OSCE
photo: German Foreign Minister Steinmeier with diplomats from the OSCE Minsk group co-Chair countries (picture courtesy of @GermanyDiplo)
Mammadov has been part of Azerbaijan's ruling circle for a long time. He has headed the Foreign Relations Department of the Presidential Administration since 1997 and was appointed Assistant to the President for Foreign Affairs in 2017. He was also the Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration.
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