France has appointed a new co-Chair to the OSCE Minsk Group on Karabakh. By a decision of the president of France, Francois Hollande, Stefan Visconti has replaced Pierre Andrieu as the French representative on the troika of co-Chairmen that heads the Minsk Group within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
The co-chair are currently mandated to seek a solution to the nagorno-Karabakh conflict, working with the parties in the conflict, and other members of the group.
Visconti's appointment has been confirmed by the French Embassy in Baku. Andrieu represent France on the co-Chair troika since 2014.
photo Stefan Visconti (archive picture)
'Developing human capital, building a better future' is the theme put forward by Azerbaijan as the centrepiece of its bid to host the world exhibition. Baku faces tough competiton from Paris, Osaka and Ekatrinburg. A decision will be taken next November.
It held, unanimously, that the Azerbaijani Government had to pay the applicant 5,000 euros (EUR) in respect of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage. The Court said that it was the responsability of the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments to find a solution on a political level to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.