Azerbaijan, Baku, June 18 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan's regime will not resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani deputy Prime Minister Ali Hasanov told media today.
He expressed his attitude at a meeting of foreign ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen in Paris today.
"Sargsyan's regime in Armenia came to power by shedding the blood of Azerbaijanis," he said. "So, it will never solve this problem."
"In this regard Russia must demonstrate its clear position. It must put pressure on Armenia and OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries must join in this," the deputy Prime Minister said.
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 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.
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