Statement on the Report on the Activities of the Chairman-in-Office
As delivered by Ambassador Michael Carpenter
to the Permanent Council, Vienna
December 15, 2022
The United States values the Polish chairmanship’s swift response to the request of Armenia through the deployment of a Needs Assessment team in line with the OSCE purpose, as elaborated in the 1992 Helsinki document and is reaffirmed in 2011 through the Ministerial Council decision 311 on the conflict cycle. As an early warning conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation organization, the OSCE is well placed to assist participating States in preventing, responding to, and overcoming conflicts based on its comprehensive approach to security and anchored in our values, principles and commitments. I look forward to seeing the recommendations and would hope that both sides would consider them. The United States looks forward to working with the chairmanship and the OSCE to improve security for all people in this region. The United States will continue to work with Azerbaijan and Armenia bilaterally, through the OSCE, and with the European Union to reach a comprehensive and sustainable settlement for this conflict, which has gone on far too long and taken far too many lives.