Azerbaijani foreign ministry studies news about French parliamentarian's visit to Nagorno-Karabakh
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is studying news about French parliamentarian's visit to Nagorno-Karabakh.
"The ministry is studying news about the French parliamentarian's visit to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh through Azerbaijani embassy in France and will take respective measures in case it is confirmed," Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry official Elkhan Polukhov said to Trend .
Member of the French parliament and chairman of the France-Armenia friendship group Francois Roshbulan visited the so-called Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Armenian media quoted the "republic's" press service as saying.
Parliamentarians of the Nagorno-Karabakh's national assembly are expected to meet with the French MP and accompanying delegation - secretary of the France-Armenia friendship group Jean Pier Delanua and member of Council of Sen Shamon city of France Emmanuel Mandon, Armenian media reported.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 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.