Foreign Minister Mirzoyan, OSCE PA Chair discuss issues related to OSCE activities
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS. On December 1, in Skopje, on the sidelines of the 30th OSCE Ministerial Council, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan had a meeting with Pia Kauma, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
Interlocutors touched upon issues on OSCE activities, given the successful discussions of the OSCE PA autumn session, held in Yerevan last week, the foreign ministry said.
According to the source, in the context of gross violations of the OSCE fundamental principles and the practice of use of force within the OSCE area, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia noted that the international community is facing the reality where the entire Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh was forcibly displaced from their homeland after more than 9-months-long inhumane siege and large-scale attack by Azerbaijan on September 19.
In the context of steps aimed at ensuring stability in the South Caucasus, Ararat Mirzoyan briefed Pia Kauma on the latest developments in the process of normalization of relations with Azerbaijan and the main principles, in line with which Armenia sent its proposals on the draft treaty on normalization. Minister Mirzoyan noted that it is known that Azerbaijan refused to participate in recent high-level meetings, discussions during which could have allowed to achieve progress.
It is noted that emphasizing Armenia’s interest in unblocking regional communications, Minister Mirozyan presented the details of the "Crossroads of Peace" project, stressing that all interested parties should realize the importance of using the existing opportunities.