The co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Process mediating discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have arrived in Yerevan where they have already had separate meetings with Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian, and Defence Minister, Vigen Sargsyan. The diplomats are expected to meet the Armenian President later today.
The three diplomats, representing France, Russia and the United States, accompanied by the Special Representative of the Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE will also be travelling to Nagorno-Karabakh. They are due in Baku next week.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: The co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Process with Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian in Yerevan on 10 June 2017. (picture courtesy of the Press Service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry).
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