October 21, 2022 - 17:59 AMT
Baku rejects OSCE mission reports

Baku has refused to accept the reports of the mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as official documents as the country’s Foreign Ministry says the mission “does not have a mandate."

“Any group called the “OSCE mission to assess the needs of Armenia” does not have an OSCE mandate, cannot be associated with the OSCE in any way, and none of its results or reports will be accepted as OSCE documents,” the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.

The Foreign Ministry emphasized that the issue of the mission had never been discussed by any collective body of the organization. It is noted that the visit of OSCE experts should be assessed as a personal visit of a group of several participating States.

On October 18, Yerevan asked for help from the organization in connection with the aggression of Baku. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan noted that the issue of sending OSCE observers to the border from Armenian territory was discussed. In addition, on October 20, the EU began deployed a mission to monitor the situation in the region.