YEREVAN (Armenpress)–President Robert Kocharian received special representative of the OSCE chairman-in-office for the Mountainous Karabagh conflict Philip Dimitrov–on September 22 to discuss Armenia-OSCE relations and the settlement of the Karabagh conflict. Dimitrov–a former Bulgarian prime minister–arrived in Armenia after visiting Azerbaijan.
Dimitrov also met with Foreign minister Vartan Oskanian–as well as Defense Minister Serge Sarksian. In light of recent meetings between Armenian and Azeri presidents–as well as the foreign ministers of both countries–Oskanian briefed Dimitrov on the negotiation process and provided clarification on certain issues. Dimitrov reportedly expressed to both Armenian and Azeri leaders that the OSCE’S constant focus is the quickest resolution of the Karabagh conflict.