The OSCE hopes that the negotiations for the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will gain pace, whilst the security situation on the line of contact and the state borders remains stable. This was stated by the OSCE Chairmanship Special Representative for the South caucasus, Ambassador Rudolph Michalka when making opening remarks at the 3rd Oxford Conference on Contemporary South Caucasus issues held at oxford University on 12 November.
The conference was organised by LINKS and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre in the framework of the European Union's EPNK programme with the theme "Regional Co-operation in the South Caucasus: elusive but necessary".
You can watch the video of Mr Rudolph Michalka's intervention on the commonspace youtube channel here
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Hopes for a breakthrough in discussions on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict have increased since president Aliyev and prime minister Pashinyan had an informal discussion on Karabakh on the margins of the summit of the CIS states in Dushambe in September 2018