YEREVAN, February 5. /ARKA/. Armenia agrees with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, who say that incidents on the border with Azerbaijan and on the Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line hobble talks and distance prospects for reaching peace, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan said Wednesday as met with co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Jacques Faure (France) and James Warlick (the United States) and Personal Representative of OSCE CiO Andrzej Kasprzyk.
Pointing out the necessity of preventing constant provocation from the Azerbaijani side, Nalbandyan stressed that Armenia agrees with the co-chairs, who are insisting on unconditional compliance with the trilateral ceasefire agreement signed on May 1994 and the ceasefire regime strengthening agreement signed on February 1995.
He also said that it is necessary to remove snipers from the contact line and to create a mechanism for investigating incidents.
The Armenian foreign minister discussed with the mediators ways for settling the Karabakh conflict.-0---