The Helsinki Additional Meeting of the CSCE Council on 24 March 1992, requested the Chairman-in-Office to convene as soon as possible a conference on Nagorno-Karabakh under the auspices of the CSCE to provide an ongoing forum for negotiations towards a peaceful settlement of the crisis on the basis of the principles, commitments and provisions of the CSCE. The Conference is to take place in Minsk. Although it has not to this date been possible to hold the conference, the so-called Minsk Group spearheads the OSCE effort to find a political solution to this conflict.
On 6 December 1994, the Budapest Summit of Heads of State or Government decided to establish a co-chairmanship for the process. The Summit participants also expressed their political will to deploy multinational peacekeeping forces as an essential part of the overall settlement of the conflict.
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That has accelerated processes that began even before the war, as the role of the MinskGroup of the OSCE, the body that had been a mechanism for joint Russia-West mediation of the conflict for decades, had significantly declined.
We encourage further peace negotiations and stand ready to engage bilaterally and with like-minded partners, including through our role as an OSCEMinskGroup Co-Chair,” explained the U.S ... his insistence that the Minsk Group Co-Chairs failed in mediating the settlement process.
Pashinyan, Aliyev to MeetNextWeek... In March, Baku presented Yerevan with five elements which it wants to be at the heart of the treaty ... “We also think that it is important to continue these negotiations on the peace treaty in the frames of and according to the mandate of the OSCEMinskGroup co-chairmanship.” ... It gave no other details ... .
Pashinyan signaled that issues related to regional security, including the settlement of the Karabakh conflict were on the agenda of the talks, including “the important role of the OSCEMinskGroup co-chairs.”.
It is here that the nations’ right to self-determination and other important rights and freedoms are enshrined,” explained Marukyan, who added that the sixth point of Yerevan’s proposal states that Armenia has applied to the OSCEMinskGroup Co-Chairs for organizing the negotiations. .
Mirzoyan also reiterated Yerevan’s hope that the much-discussed peace talks would advance under the mandate of the OSCEMinskGroup co-chairs. The group, which has ... The Minsk Group co-chairs seem to be engaged in the current Karabakh process as special envoys to the South Caucasus.
the involvement of the MinskGroup of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Minsk Group led negotiations between the two sides since the first war in the 1990s... Bayramov, in his comments on the Armenian six-point proposal, suggested that Baku remained uninterested in the Minsk Group’s mediation.
The Russian girlfriend of a Belarusian dissident, arrested with him a year ago when their plane was forced to land in Minsk, was on Friday sentenced to six years in prison, a rights group said.� ... Sapega to six years, rights group Vyasna said.�.