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Joint Statement by Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Forei

March 22, 2012 On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the formal request to convene a conference on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, we, the Foreign Ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, call upon the sides to demonstrate the political will needed to achieve a lasting and peaceful settlement.  As Presidents Medvedev, Obama, and ...
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Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 22, 2012 The United States continues to be deeply concerned about serious violations of human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law in Belarus. As noted in the May 2011 Decaux Report and the November 2011 ODIHR report, the Belarusian judicial system ...
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Response to Three Committee Chairs

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 22, 2012 We welcome to the Permanent Council today the chairs of the three committees. Gentlemen, you have offered us useful, optimistic reports of the work that we can accomplish during the course of this year.  We thank you for your dedication to ...
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Response to the Co-Chairmen of the Minsk Group

As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienna March 22, 2012 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. We would like to welcome the three Co-Chairmen of the Minsk Group to the Permanent Council and thank them for their tireless efforts to assist the sides in reaching agreement on a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh ...
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