On 28 March President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan met co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk group Robert Bradtke (USA), Yuri Merzlyakov (Russian Federation), Bernard Fassier (France) and accompanying them officials.
Issues related to the current stage and prospects of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict settlement were discussed during the meeting.
The Head of the State once again underlined that without the full participation of the Artsakh Republic it would be impossible to reach final and comprehensive settlement of the conflict.
President Sahakyan noted that unconstructive, militaristic approaches of Azerbaijan and its denial of mutual confidence initiatives are the pivotal hindrances on the way of the conflict's settlement. The President once again underlined that independence and security of Artsakh are not subjects to any speculations and any attempt to bring back the past are pregnant with unpredictable consequences.
The President of the Artsakh Republic reiterated Artsakh's adherence to peaceful settlement of the conflict within the frameworks of the Minsk Group. The co-chairs also underlined that any scenario of military solution of the conflict is absolutely unacceptable.
Touching upon the Armenian-Turkish relations, the President noted that this process does not have any relations to the settlement of the Azerbaijani-Karabagh conflict and attempts to tie up these processes cast negative impact on both processes leading them to impasse.
Issues related to the situation along the line contact were also discussed at the meeting.
NKR foreign minister Georgy Petrosyan and personal representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office Andrzej Kasprzyk were present at the talks.