Armenian security council secretary meets OSCE chairman special representative

Photo: Armenian security council secretary meets OSCE chairman special representative / Nagorno-karabakh conflict

Armenian National Security Council's Secretary Artur Baghdasaryan met with OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Special Representative for South Caucasus Angelo Gnaedinger and Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser.

During the meeting the parties discussed issues regarding Armenia's accession to the OSCE, the Armenia-EU relations, regional security as well as the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict's peaceful settlement, Armenia Today said on April 18 citing the National Security Council's press service.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began 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.

Translated by E.A.
Edited by S.I.

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