Azerbaijan, Baku, June 12 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/ Members of the Board of Nagorno-Karabakh's Azerbaijani Community will meet with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs during their next visit to the region.
"The program on activities of community's Coordinating Council was discussed at the meeting of Board of Directors. Various working groups of 15 people have been set up," board member and member of parliament Elman Mammadov told Trend .
Nagorno-Karabakh's Azerbaijan Community held first conference on June 5. Head of the Shusha Administrative Body Bayram Safarov was elected chairman of the community.
First head of the Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno-Karabakh public union was late Nizami Bahmanov. Bahmanov represented Azerbaijani community at the peaceful talks held within the OSCE Minsk Group as a head of the Shusha Administrative Body.
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.
Mammadov said each members of the board has tasks. "We will focus on establishing ties with international organizations and work with the community members. The board members plan to do significant work in the field of education, information and analysis," he added.
He said newspaper and Web site of the community will be launched soon.
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