Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.19 / Trend, E.Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijan expects the United States to be more active in the resolution of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department head Elnur Aslanov told journalists on Friday.
"Lately there has been inactivity observed in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The U.S. is the co-chair of the Minsk Group and it should pay more active role in the conflict resolution along with other leading states," Aslanov said
He said the U.S. should directly call the occupant as an occupant and achieve liberation of Azerbaijani territories from Armenian occupation.
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.
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