On 22 October President Bako Sahakyan met co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group Robert Bradtke (USA), Igor Popov (Russian Federation) and Bernard Fassier (France).
Issues related to the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional developments were discussed during the meeting.
President Sahakyan underlined that Azerbaijan continues the anti-Armenian and anti-Karabagh propaganda, violates the cease-fire regime and boosts its militarization, thus seriously hindering the conflict settlement prospects as well as maintenance of regional and international security. The Head of the State noted that bringing Azerbaijan into the constructive stream was among the pivotal issues of the conflict settlement process.
The significance of continuing the negotiation process based on a direct dialogue and unacceptability of any forceful solution were mutually noted. Both sides stressed that to secure a palpable progress in the negotiation process an atmosphere of mutual trust should be created and corresponding steps towards this direction should be carried out.
Artsakh Republic acting foreign minister Vassily Atajanyan, personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk and other officials were present at the meeting.