Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian has received today the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Robert Bradtke, Igor Popov, Jacques Faure and personal representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.
The press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry told Armenian News - NEWS.am, discussions on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's settlement continued at the meeting. The sides touched upon the ways of implementing the joint declaration of the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia, made in Sochi on January 23.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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 the 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.