Baku. Malahat Najafova –APA. The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs plan to organize a meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan before the end of the year, Minsk Group Co-Chair James Warlick of the US said Monday in Armenia, APA reported citing news.am.
In his words, organizing a high-level talk will be one of the points to be discussed during the co-chairs’ current visit to Yerevan and Baku.
Warlick stressed that since a constitutional referendum will be conducted in Armenia on December 6 and based on the schedules of the presidents, this meeting can be held after the referendum, but before the year’s end.
But until then, as per the US co-chair, the negotiation process needs to be intensified at a lower level than the presidents, and this could be at the level of either a committee or a working group. James Warlick added that there is also a need for public diplomacy projects, which the OSCEMinsk Group co-chairs likewise stand ready to assist in.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."