The co-Chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Process, who lead the efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh confkict, are currently in the South caucasus for talks with leaders and stakeholders.
On Thursday, 30 May, the diplomats from France, Russia and the United States met with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev. They were accompanied by the Special Representative of the Slovak Chairmanship of the OSCE, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk.
Earlier, the diplomats were in Yerevan for meetings with Armenian leaders. They also visited nagorno-Karabakh for meetings with the de facto leaders of the territory.
source: commonspace.eu with agencies
photo: Diplomats from the Minsk process with Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev in Baku on 30 May 2019 (picture courtesy of the press service of the president of Azerbaijan).
On Tuesday, PACE approved a resolution that will allow the Russian delegation to take part in the Assembly's June session. The resolution was backed by 118 members, 62 parliamentarians voted against it, while 10 abstained.
In the Karabakh peace process there has been a reluctance by track 1 participants to engage properly with track II initiatives. The EU supported EPNK process has shown that unconventional diplomacy has much to contribute, and its energy must now be put to good use.