Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 29
By Seba Agayeva - Trend:
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will visit the region next week, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman, Elman Abdullayev told journalists on Jan. 29.
The purpose of the visit is to continue the negotiations with the parties of the conflict on its settlement.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.