YEREVAN, 30 March 2010 - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Yuri Merzlyakov of Russia, Bernard Fassier of France, and Robert Bradtke of the United States, released the following statement today:
The Minsk Group Co-Chairs (Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov, Russian Federation; Ambassador Bernard Fassier, France; Ambassador Robert Bradtke, United States) visited Yerevan and Nagorno-Karabkah March 26-29. They updated the de facto authorities March 27 on the current state of negotiations. In Yerevan March 28, the Co-Chairs met President Serzh Sargsian and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to further discuss Armenian comments on the Basic Principles for the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. While in Armenia, the Co-Chairs also had a number of other separate bilateral meetings. After the recent meetings between the Co-Chairs and the parties in Paris and in the region, the Co-Chairs note with satisfaction the commitment of the parties to reach a peaceful settlement within the framework of the Madrid Principles.