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OSCE document, Nov 19, 1999

  


Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
ISTANBUL SUMMIT,
19 November 1999

ISTANBUL SUMMIT DECLARATION
We received the report of the Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group on the evolving situation
and recent developments connected with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and commend their efforts. We
applaud in particular the intensified dialogue between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose
regular contacts have created opportunities to dynamize the process of finding a lasting and
comprehensive solution to the problem. We firmly support this dialogue and encourage its continuation,
with the hope of resuming negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group. We also confirm that the OSCE
and its Minsk Group, which remains the most appropriate format for finding a solution, stand ready to
further advance the peace process and its future implementation, including by providing all necessary
assistance to the parties.
We welcome the opening of an OSCE Office in Yerevan this year and the decision to open a similar office in Baku.




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