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).
The events of 20 January marked the final break of Soviet power with the people of Azerbaijan. After 20 January the Communist Party was completely discredited. Azerbaijani statehood was restored by a decision of the Azerbaijani parliament on 18 October 1991 - although independence only followed the collapse of the USSR at the end of that year.
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