31.12.2016 • Statement delivered by the Permanent Delegation of Armenia at the 1126th Special Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council

In response to your statement let me highlight that in recent years Azerbaijan has been trying to consistently reduce the OSCE permanent presence in the South Caucasus. First, it downgraded and then simply closed the OSCE Office in Baku. After the closure of that office Azerbaijani side is trying to target remaining OSCE field missions in the region by disseminating slander and groundless accusations. It should be recalled that last year Azerbaijan attacked the long-standing agreed language on the PRCiO permanent presence on the ground in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.