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On 10 August 1995, the OSCE Chairman-in-Office appointed a Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the Conflict Dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference. Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk of Poland was appointed Personal Representative in January 1997, after having been Acting Personal Representative since July 1996.

Prior to his appointment, he served as a senior Polish diplomat in Cuba and Zimbabwe, where he was Ambassador and head of the embassy. The high-level contacts and intimate knowledge of the region that Ambassador Kasprzyk has built up over the past 14 years are invaluable for achieving a peace settlement consistent with the reality on the ground.

The Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the Conflict Dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, represents the CiO in issues related to the conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, assists the CiO in achieving an agreement on the cessation of the armed conflict and in creating conditions for the deployment of an OSCE peace-keeping operation.

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The Personal Representative of the Chairperson-in-Office on the Conflict Dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference, based in Tbilisi, Georgia, represents and assists the Chairperson-in-Office on issues related to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, reports on activities to the CiO and, through him, to the Minsk Group and its co-chairs, and assists the parties to implement confidence-building and humanitarian measures. Ambassador Kasprzyk was appointed by the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship and advises the Chairperson-in-Office.

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