“OSCE MG is in its active status. The Co-Chairs regularly keep in touch and there is regular socialization with presidents and FMs of two negotiating countries,” French Ambassador to Armenia H.E. Jean-Francois Charpentier told reporters today.
He also informed that 10 days later the Co-Chairs will pay a regional visit.
“Mission of the Minsk Group is undertaking measure ensuring the opportunity to find a solution, however, those finding solutions aren’t the Co-Chairs, but the two sides,” the Ambassador said. Touching upon position of France on the issue, Jean-Francois Charpentier said,
“Quite recently—in March meeting of French president Francois Hollande and Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan was held, in the agenda of which there was a reflection to Karabakh conflict, and during that meeting president of France once again confirmed readiness to receive the sides and organize a meeting when a proper moment comes.”
He believes everything should be done to provide solution as soon as possible, and that there was a solution, which would be acceptable by both sides, and an option based on the three fundamental principles,
“Simply from human and also political perspective it’s impossible to continue living under constant ceasefire regime and mutual offense,” the Ambassador said.
Reflecting to recent statement issued by OSCE MG addressed to Azerbaijan, the Ambassador said, “These recent statements are more addressed, than previous ones, however, those preceding them were also quite addressed, if it’s possible to read between the lines.”
By Roza Hakobyan