Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform appeals to OSCE MG co-chairs
- 31 October 2017
The First General Assembly of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Oct. 30.
Participants of the First General Assembly of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform appealed to the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, APA reported.
“The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs continue making serious efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, stop the military operations on the frontline and continue the negotiation process between the parties,” said the participants in their message.
“As it is known, the OSCE Minsk Group, which was established in 1992 to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, is the only international organization that carries out mediation mission. In this regard, we all understand the weight of your great responsibility and the weight of your complicated task,” reads the message. “Unfortunately, despite the taken measures and the negotiations that took place over the past 25 years, it was still impossible to establish peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan. There are many reasons for this situation, and one of them is that the cooperation neither between the NGOs nor civil society’s different sectors of Armenia and Azerbaijan's are on a needed level.”
“Nowadays we are very concerned about the systematic violation of the ceasefire regime, which has lately caused us a lot of casualties. At the same time, we are very worried about the possibility of these violations to transform into large-scale military operations. Given the above-mentioned, as the Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform we feel the responsibility and the need to establish co-operation with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs that can contribute to the conflict resolution and to assist you in this difficult peacebuilding process. To this end, as the Armenia-Azerbaijan Civil Peace Platform, we ask to consider the possibility of issuing the issue of the Platform's consultative mandate within the OSCE Minsk Group,” reads the message.