Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Agayeva / The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group sent Azerbaijan written proposals regarding the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry's Press Secretary, Khazar Ibrahim, reported Trend Special Correspondent on 29 November in Madrid.
Ibrahim said that the documents included 10 proposals, one of which had not been co-ordinated due to its importance. He did not divulge any further on the proposal.
The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan, Elmar Mammadyarov, met with the Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on 29 November in Madrid.
The Minister's meeting which was attended by the Foreign Minister of Armenia, Vardan Oskanyan, US Co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Matthew Bryza, Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, US Assistant Secretary of State for International Affairs and Nicolas Berns, took place within the 15th meeting of the OSCE Foreign Ministers, which is being held in Madrid.
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.