President Bako Sahakyan met OSCE chairman-in-office Audronius Ažubalis
On 18 March President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan met in Yerevan OSCE chairman-in-office, foreign minister of the Lithuanian Republic Audronius Ažubalis. Issues related to the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes were discussed during the meeting. The Head of the State introduced the position of the official Stepanakert on the conflict settlement underlining that the Azerbaijani-Karabagh relations should be settled by peaceful means and through immediate dialogue. In this context Bako Sahakyan noted the necessity of restoring the full-fledged negotiation format with the direct participation of Artsakh considering it among the pivotal components of the conflict settlement process. President Sahakyan also noted that the OSCE should pay more serious attention to destructive and anti-Armenian policy of Azerbaijan that to a great extent hinders both the conflict settlement and the formation of mutual trust atmosphere in the region. Both sides noted that the frameworks of the Minsk group were the most efficient platform for the conflict settlement and any attempts to transfer it into other instances would only harm the process. Artsakh Republic foreign minister Georgy Petrosyan, personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk and other officials partook at the meeting.