On 12 April Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group Robert Bradtke (USA), Igor Popov (Russian Federation), Bernard Fassier (France) and accompanying them officials who have arrived in Stepanakert on the same day.
Issues related to the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes were discussed during the meeting.
The Head of the State noted that disregarding peaceful efforts of the mediators Azerbaijan continues to pursue a policy, which hinders both the conflict settlement process and in general the formation of a mutual trust atmosphere among the parties. It includes the cease-fire regime violation along the whole perimeter of the contact line, distortion of different events and intentional politicization of humanitarian issues. Among the latter the President considered continuous speculations going on in Azerbaijan around the field assessment mission carried out by the co-chairs and the reopening of the Stepanakert airport.
Artsakh Republic foreign minister Georgy Petrosyan, personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk and other officials were present at the meeting.