SERGEI LAVROV: "RUSSIA CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS TO BRING CLOSER THE POSITIONS OF THE PARTIES TO RESOLVE THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT"

APA, Azerbaijan
Dec 5 2013

[ 05 December 2013 14:39 ]

Kiev. Viktoria Dementeva - APA. "The unresolved conflicts in the
OSCE area continue to create problems for the organization," Russian
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said addressing the 20th meeting of
OSCE Ministerial Council, APA reports.

Lavrov noted that Russia continues to support dialogue for the
resolution of the Transnistrian conflict: "Meanwhile, Russia and
other co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group continue their
efforts to bring closer the positions of the parties to resolve the
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict basing on the principles previously proposed
by the Presidents of co-chairing countries."

Russian Minister emphasized the importance of protecting stability in
the South Caucasus. He recalled that Russia proposed a draft document
on basic principles of elimination of conflicts and crises in the
OSCE area 4 years ago: "This draft document is still on the table
and we think that its adoption is very important."