US to resume peace efforts on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Baku, Azerbaijan, April 2
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:

U.S. co-chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Minsk Group will meet with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia on April 4, James Warlick wrote on his Twitter page April 2.

Warlick noted that he is leaving for consultations at OSCE headquarters in Vienna. Then he plans to arrive in Moscow for April 4 meetings with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan.

This is the original Twitter post: "Leaving today for consultations at @OSCE in #Vienna. Then to #Moscow for Friday meetings with the FMs of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan. #NKpeace"

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 S.I.

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