Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has met with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Jacques Faure (France), James Warlick (the U.S.) and OSCE Chairman-in-Office Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk in Paris, Armenia Today reported on Feb.24 citing the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
During the meeting the parties continued the discussion on opportunities for progress in the negotiation process for a peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict.
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 S.M.