US Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group to visit Azerbaijan

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11
By Sabina Ahmedova - Trend:

U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick will arrive in Baku next week, a representative of the US Embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on Dec.11.

Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk is also expected to visit the country. Kasprzyk told Trend on Dec.11

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 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 M.L.
Edited by C.N.

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