November 13, 2008 - 18:49 AMT
OSCE MG eye Moscow declaration as opportunity to resolve Karabakh conflict
Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group eye the Moscow declaration as an opportunity to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

However, U.S. mediator Matt Bryza said it's premature to speak of deployment of peacekeepers in the conflict zone yet.

"We should complete the work at the base principles and then consider the possibility of deploying peacekeepers," he said, adding that the MG format is supported by Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan and will not be changed, Azeri media reports.

During the November 2 meeting, the Presidents Dmitry Medvedev of Russia, Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan pledged to intensify negotiations to end the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

The declaration envisages resolution of the conflict on the basis of principles and norms of the international law as well as agreements and documents concluded in this framework.

Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev also instructed their foreign ministers to activate the negotiation process, in collaboration with the co-chairs of the OSCE's Minsk Group.