YEREVAN—The newly appointed US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick, after his Thursday meeting with Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan, said that he had come to listen to and learn about the approaches of all parties involved in the Karabakh conflict.
The American Co-Chair said he is seeking realistic ways for establishing peace and stability.
James Warlick spoke about a “second way” of settlement the issue. The first way, Warlick said, aims to reach a solution through negotiations; and the OSCE is working in that direction. The second way, he said, calls for the implementation of confidence-building measures and the development of contact between peoples. This approach, according to Warlick, should be implemented parallel to the first.
On September 13, in accordance with the agreement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the line of contact between the armed forces of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Askeran region.
From the Karabakh side, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant of the Personal Representative օf the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Jiri Aberle (Czech Republic).
From the opposite side, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Christo Christov (Bulgaria) and staff member of the office Peter Svedberg.
US Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick participated in the monitoring from the Karabakh side.
The monitoring took place in accordance to the agreed schedule. No violation of the cease-fire was registered.
From the Karabakh side, the monitoring mission was accompanied by representatives of the Nagorno-Karabakh Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense.