Russia, Moscow, 1 August / Trend corr. R.Agayev/ Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers discussed at Russian Foreign Ministry the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenia's Edward Nalbandyan met with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrey Denisov in Moscow on 1 August.
They discussed the state and prospects of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was also discussed today at the meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers.
The work over settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, suggested by both countries' presidents in St. Petersburg in June, will be the basis for negotiations between Azerbaijani and Armenian Foreign Ministers in Moscow.
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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