Azerbaijan President Approves Continuation of Negotiation Process within OSCE (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 June /corr. Trend M.Aliyev / The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, approved continuation of the negotiation process on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement within the framework of the OSCE and expressed hope that this process will continue and strengthen, the U.S. Co-chairman of the OSCE, Matthew Bryza, briefed the media in Baku on 27 June.
The French Co-chairman, Bernard Fassier, said that currently there are not new proposals for peaceful solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. According to him, currently the sides work within Madrid agreement.
"I noticed that there is a possibility for normal constructive dialogue. We will visit Khankendi, meet with representatives and know their opinion. However, firstly we should know opinion in Yerevan," Fassier said.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. 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 USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.
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