YEREVAN (Arka/GazetaSNG)–The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Nikolai Gribkov (Russia)–Yug Perne (France) and Rudolf Perina (USA) – arrived in Yerevan yesterday morning. Today–the mediators will meet with President Robert Kocharian and Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian.
After their meeting–the co-chairs will set off for Nagorno-Karabagh for a one day visit–after which they will leave for Baku. The OSCE MG co-chairs’ last visit to the region was in March 2002. At that time–the mediators suggested to the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan that negotiations be conducted differently. On that initiative–the first meeting between representatives of the two presidents–Tatul Markarian and Araz Azimov–took place in Prague–May 12-15.