OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to visit Armenia

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OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, Jacques Faure (France), James Warlick (U.S.) and Igor Popov (Russia) will visit Yerevan, the capital of Armenia on May 16.

Armenia's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tigran Balayan wrote about this on his Twitter microblog, the country's Armenia Today news agency reported on May 14.

The Minsk Group, the activities of which have become known as the Minsk Process, spearheads the OSCE's efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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.

Edited by S.I.

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