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Azerbaijani and Turkish Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in Caucasus

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 10 September 2008 17:37 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani and Turkish Foreign Ministers Discuss Situation in Caucasus

Azerbaijan, Baku, 10 September/ Trend , corr R. Novruzov/ Foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Turkey Elmar Mammadyarov and Ali Babacan discussed situation in Caucasus over telephone conversation on 10 September.

Turkish foreign minister informed his Azerbaijani counterpart of the recent visit of Turkish President Abdullah Gul to Yerevan and of his own talks with the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan, reported Trend quoting Turkish media.

Babacan once again expressed Turkey's support for Azerbaijan.

Turkish foreign minister said that talks on this issue will be continued within the 63rd session of UN General Assembly to be held in mid-September in New York.

Azerbaijani foreign minister approved initiative of holding meeting of foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey and Armenia in New York.

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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