Spain, Madrid /corr. Trend A.Maherremli / Golden opportunities appeared to settle Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, said the Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Goran Lenmarker, on 29 November in Madrid at the 15th meeting of the OSCE Council of Ministers.
"I believe that conditions have taken place for a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," he said.
He highly assessed the activity of the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement and the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Since 1992, Armenian Armed Forces have occupied 20% of Azerbaijan including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding districts. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France, and the US) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.