Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 April / Trend corr K. Ramazanova/ The Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents may meet in near future to discuss peaceful settling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"During the NATO Bucharest summit the Presidents stated to the OSCE Minsk Group's co-chairs that they may meet in near future," Matthew Bryza, US Co-chair of the Minsk Group, told Trend on 12 April via e-mail.
Bryza did not divulge the details of the possible meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Zargsyan.
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.