The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are in Moscow and during the course of the day are expected to hold consultations with the Russian government on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ambassadors Igor Popov (the Russian Federation), James Warlick (the United States of America), and Pierre Andrieu (France) together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk will participate in the consultations.
The main purpose of the Moscow consultations is to coordinate the efforts of the three countries [Russia, the US and France] on the conflict's settlement
Particular attention will be paid to the review of the implementation of the agreements reached at the summits on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Vienna on May 16 and St. Petersburg on June 20.
A spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry said such consultations are held on a regular basis.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
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