Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Saturday (11 March) received the three co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, Stephane Visconti of France and Richard Hoagland of the United States of America, together with Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.
The meeting was held at the Presidential Palace in Baku. No information was released after the meeting.
photo: President Ilham Aliyev with the co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Process in Baku on 11 March 2017
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First Vice-President Aliyeva noted that Azerbaijan is located at the crossroads between the civilizations of the East and West, and is one of the few countries that are a member of both the Council of Europe and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.