President Bako Sahakyan met American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk group Matthew Bryza
On 12 September President of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic Bako Sahakyan met American co-chair of the OSCE Minsk group Matthew Bryza. A wide range of issues related to the current stage and prospects of the Nagorno Karabagh conflict and recent developments in the region were discussed during the meeting. The Head of the State underlined that official Stepanakert advocates peaceful settlement of the Karabagh-Azerbaijani conflict with direct participation of Artsakh as a full party to the negotiation process. According to Bako Sahakyan the OSCE Minks group has not exhausted its potential and it is premature to talk about changing the negotiation format. Touching upon recent developments in the region, the President noted that all disputes should be solved exclusively by peaceful means through direct negotiations. President Sahakyan called important recent steps to establish contacts between Armenia and Turkey noting that even the most difficult problems could be solved through a direct dialogue. NKR foreign minister Georgy Petrosyan partook at the meeting.