Baku, Azerbaijan, July 17
By Sabina Ahmadova- Trend:
OSCE Minsk Group's French Co-chair, Pierre Andrieu is set to hold talks in the U.S. regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to the Twitter page of the OSCE Minsk Group's U.S. Co-chair, James Warlick.
"Pleased to welcome new French OSCE Co-Chair, Pierre Andrieu, to State Department for consultations on Nagorno-Karabakh and Nagorno-Karabakh peace," Warlick tweeted.
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict broke out in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.
Edited by S.I.