Spain, Madrid / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / Azerbaijan will not cede its land to Armenia, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said during the 15th meeting of OSCE Council of Ministers in Madrid.
Despite the negotiation process, Armenia continues to implement their occupancy plans, Mammadyarov said. The policy held by Armenia will lead to the collapse of negotiations.
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.