Azerbaijani, Armenian foreign ministers to meet in Paris
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 22 / Trend , J. Babayeva/
The next talks on resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mamadyarov and Edward Nalbandyan will be held in Paris on June 26, Azerbaijani President's Special Envoy and Deputy Foreign Minister Araz Azimov told reporters.
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.
The previous meeting between the two foreign ministers was held as a part of the meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan in St. Petersburg on June 4.
This was fifth meeting on conflict resolution between the two leaders. The previous meeting was held in Prague on June 7. The first meeting was held in St. Petersburg in June 2008 and second meeting in Moscow in late November 2008 and third was held in Zurich on Jan. 28, 2009.
"I think president are going to meet again. But I can not say exact date. It depends on their schedule," U.S. Co-Chair Matthew Bryza told Trend after the St. Petersburg meeting.
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