EU: We continued to fully support OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and peace-building activities

Baku: “The EU continued to fully support the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs and peace-building activities,” says the progress report on implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy, adopted by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on March 25, APA reports.

“Last year it was the 20th anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire agreement in the NagornoKarabakh conflict against the background of a continued stalemate. The Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia met in Sochi, at the NATO summit in Newport and in Paris, revitalising the most important channel of communication between the two sides and exchanges on a peaceful settlement. The security situation on the ground remained a matter of serious concern amid incidents and casualties on a level not seen since 1994, an increase in confrontational rhetoric and a continued arms race.

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission supported continued peace-making efforts, including through the new EU Special Representative (EUSR) for the South Caucasus and the conflict in Georgia, Herbert Salber. He regularly visited the region for high-level meetings and maintained frequent contacts with relevant interlocutors,” says the report.

The EU also made challenges to Azerbaijan for the coming.

SOURCE: Azeri-Press News Agency