Reporter of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict to Visit Region
Azerbaijan, Baku, 7 July / Trend , corr I. Alizade/ The reporter of the Parliamentary Assembly of OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) on Nagorno-Karabakh Goran Lennmarker will visit Azerbaijan and Armenia.
"The reporter is expected to visit Azerbaijan after October presidential elections," Eldar Ibrahimov, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE PA said to media on 7 July.
Last week Lennmarker said to media in the 17th session of OSCE PA in Astana that there were favorable conditions to settle Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
According to Ibrahimov, the members of the Azerbaijani delegation met with Lennmarker in the summer session of OSCE PA in Astana. During the meeting Lennmarker said that he would visit the region.
The conflict between the two countries of the South Caucasus began in 1988 due to Armenian territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan lost the Nagorno-Karabakh, except of Shusha and Khojali, in December 1991. In 1992-93, Armenian Armed Forces occupied Shusha, Khojali and Nagorno-Karabakh's seven surrounding regions. 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, but fruitless negotiations.
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