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VIENNA, May 17. /TASS/. Minsk Group of the OSCE for settling the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has managed to reaffirm the observance of ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on the basis of 1994/95 accords, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Minister of State for European Affairs Harlem Desir said in a joint statement as co-chairpersons of the group adopted upon the end of negotiations in Vienna.
They stated once against the absence of a military solution to the conflict.
The document indicated that, for the purpose of reducing the risks of a continued violence, the Presidents of Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Ilham Aliev of Azerbijan had given consent to setting up within the shortest possible term a mechanism for investigation of incidents under the auspices of the OSCE.
The two Presidents also agreed to an expansion of the office of the envoy of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office and agreed to continue exchange of information on people missing in the conflict. The latter exchanges should be held under supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross with due account of the obligations the two Presidents undersigned at the October 2014 summit in Paris.
Lavrov, Kerry and Desir also confirmed Aliev and Sargsyan's agreement on holding the next round of talks that has been scheduled for June. The venue will be coordinated on the basis of mutual consent.