23rd OSCE Ministerial Council kicks off in Hamburg

23rd OSCE Ministerial Council kicks off in Hamburg
# 08 December 2016 10:31 (UTC +04:00)

The 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council kicked off in Hamburg, Germany on Dec. 8.

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov is taking part in the event.

The two-day meeting will focus on the activities carried out during Germany’s chairmanship, as well as the existing conflicts in the OSCE area including the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The Council will also set the course for the future work of the OSCE with Austria taking over the chairmanship from 2017.

On the sidelines of the meeting, a 3+2 format meeting – three OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, plus Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers – on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is expected to take place.

Azerbaijan has already accepted the France’s proposal to hold the 3+2 format meeting in Hamburg. However, Armenia has not yet officially confirmed its participation in the meeting.

The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs are also attending the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED