Azerbaijan's President tells OSCE Secretary General it is long overdue to abolish the Minsk Group

# 18 February 2024 18:42 (UTC +04:00)

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with the Secretary General of the OSCE, Deputy President of the Foundation Council, Munich Security Conference Helga Maria Schmid in Munich, at the latter’s request, APA reports.

The President of Azerbaijan emphasized that it is long overdue to completely abolish inactive structures within the OSCE framework, including the Minsk Group, the High-Level Planning Group, and entities such as the personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, which he characterized as remnants of the past.

He highlighted existing budgetary concerns within the OSCE framework and stressed the importance of reallocating limited financial resources towards more purposeful objectives.