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Tánaiste as incoming OSCE Chairperson-in-Office meets with OSCE Minsk Group in Dublin

Security, Press Releases, Ireland, 2011

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., had a meeting in Dublin today with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in his capacity as incoming OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.   The Minsk Group is committed to assisting the sides in achieving a lasting and peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

The Co-Chairs informed the Tánaiste about the current situation in relation to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and recent developments in the peace process.  The Tánaiste said:

“I strongly support the very important work being done by the OSCE’s Minsk Group in relation to the long-running dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.  We will maintain close contact with the Minsk Group throughout our Chairmanship next year and do everything in our power to advance the prospects for a lasting settlement of this conflict”.

The current Co-Chairs of the Minsk Group are Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation.