Minsk Group co-Chair call on sides to reduce tension
24 April 2018

The co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Process dealing with the nagorno-Karabakh conflict issued a statement on Monday afternoon (23 April) calling on the sides in the conflict to take iommediate steps to reduce tensions.

The statement, which was posted on the OSCE website, said that in light of recent political developments in the region and the possibility of escalation along the Line of Contact, the Co-Chairsmen of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict "underscore the critical importance of the sides respecting the ceasefire at this delicate time and, in particular, keeping heavy equipment positioned in the rear of the frontlines."

They called on the sides "to take immediate measures to reduce tensions, and look forward to meeting with the parties as soon as possible to renew intensified negotiations to find a lasting and peaceful solution to the conflict."