STEPANAKERT—The Foreign Ministry of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic issued an announcement Thursday expressing its readiness to work with Robert Bradtke, the newly-appointed US Co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group.
“We hope that the appointment of experienced diplomat, Robert Bradtke, as the US Co-Chairman of the OSCE MG testifies that the US will continue paying serious attention to the Azeri-Karabakh conflict resolution process and will promote the restoration of the negotiations’ full format in order that this process can advance and have positive results,” said the Karabakh Foreign Ministry statement.
Meanwhile, former OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Matthew Bryza said: “Ambassador Bradtke is a wise and experienced diplomat, as well as a personal friend of mine. I have every confidence he will pursue with his characteristic professionalism and skill, and wish him every possible success.”
“It is important for all our friends in the South Caucasus that the momentum in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process be sustained and lead to a framework for a final peace agreement as soon as possible. Ambassador Bradtke is well prepared to do so,” added Bryza.