YEREVAN, November 14. / TASS /. The process of settling the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh must be urgently returned to the format of the Minsk Group of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). Armenian President Armen Sarkissian stated this at a meeting with heads of technology companies.
"There is a document on a ceasefire, but there is no Minsk Group. This is the only institution that has high powers to decide the status of Artsakh (the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic – TASS)," the presidential press service quoted Sargsyan as saying. This format. The status has not yet been determined, this is just a truce, so the process must be returned to the Minsk Group as a matter of urgency. It is necessary to discuss all issues, make Azerbaijan return to the Minsk Group, "he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on November 9 signed a joint statement on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia said on Tuesday that the armed forces of the republic will fulfill the agreements, and also called on the people to refrain from actions that destabilize the situation in the country.
The OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh was established in 1992 to resolve the conflict. Initially, she was involved in the preparation of conferences, and since June 1993, the conflict has been resolved through her mediation. Since March 1994, the Minsk Group has been directly involved in the negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.