Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 April / Trend corr K. Ramazanova/ The European Union (EU) believes that Azerbaijan and Armenia have achieved good results in the fundamental principles of settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"In recent years sides have considerably reduced the differences in their positions, and now a very small amount of issues remains unsettled," report on fulfilment of the European Neighbourhood Policy Action Plan by Azerbaijan which was developed by the EU Foreign Policy Commissariat and was publicized on 3 April says.
At the end of 2007, the OSCE Minks Group's co-chairs for the first time presented a document to Azerbaijan and Armenia on the fundamental principles on settling the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
EU supports the OSCE Minsk Group's efforts aimed at settling the conflict, the report says.
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.
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