Minsk Group co-chairs to assess Djulfa destruction
In a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan late on Wednesday, the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen pledged that they would visit the site of the destroyed medieval Armenian cemetery in Djulfa during a scheduled stop in Nakhichevan, the presidential press service reported.
The Co-chairs Igor Popov of Russia, Robert Bradke of US, Bernard Fassier France as well as Andzej Kasprzyk, the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office met with Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan.
The co-chairs briefed the Armenian leaders on their earlier talks with Azerbaijani leaders and presented the members of the OSCE Field Assessment Mission scheduled to monitor the line of contact between Karabakh and Azerbaijan.
Mr Sargsyan emphasized the importance of objectivity in the OSCEs final report after he was briefed on the details of the mission and its objectives. Azerbaijani President had during an earlier meeting with the OSCE co-chairs in Nakhichevan expressed similar hopes. He had particularly said he was hopeful that the Field Assessement Mission would prepare an unbiased report on the results of their monitoring and describe all facts registered in the territories.
Following that meeting, Fassier, the French co-chairman, told reporters that the relevant meetings and the route of the OSCE Field Assessment Mission would be determined in Stepanakert, after the mediators meet with officials of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.