The Minsk Group, headed by the US, Russia, and France, has been managing the Karabakh peace talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan since the early 90s.
“Last year I said that I hope to leave my position as a Minsk Group co-chair soon. But, as you can see, it did not happen in 2009,” Yuri Merzlyakov said.
“I intend and hope that I will be allowed to leave this position on the seventh year of service as Russian Co-Chairman of OSCE Minsk Group. I think it will happen in 2009,” Merzlyakov said.