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Tánaiste to visit Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

DUBLIN, 6 JUNE 2012 – The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Eamon Gilmore, T.D., will travel to Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan next week to meet government leaders and representatives of political parties for discussions of the OSCE’s work in the region.

The Tánaiste will be in Yerevan on 11 and 12, Tbilisi on 12 and 13 and Baku on 13 and 14 June.

Making progress towards lasting settlements of protracted conflicts in the OSCE area is a key priority of the Irish OSCE Chairmanship. During the visit the Tánaiste will discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process, issues following the 2008 conflict in Georgia and co-operation with the OSCE, in particular with its Offices in Yerevan and Baku.

The Tánaiste will hold news conferences in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku. For details, please contact the OSCE offices in Yerevan and Baku, and Frane Maroevic, OSCE deputy spokesperson, who will accompany the Tánaiste -