OSCE chairman, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara plans to visit Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia within the efforts to find ways to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Kozhara made this statement to journalists at the UN headquarters, ITAR-TASS reported today.
"The sides can not sit down at the negotiating table and work out a solution to the conflict for several years," he said. "We want to give an impetus to the negotiation process. We feel that good dynamics are being observed on this issue."
The date of the visit was not announced.
He added that the "EU - Eastern Partnership" program makes a significant contribution to searching for a solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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.