The United States, Washington, Sept. 18 / Trend , N.Bogdanova/
A US-based Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is to hold a Symposium on Reassessing the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict in Medford, MA on Sept. 26.
The conference is aimed to discuss the ways of adjusting the conflict with the participation of US, Azerbaijani and Armenian experts and also officials, including Elin Suleymanov (Consul General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles), Anar Ziyadov and Fariz Ismailzadeh (Azerbaijani Diplomatic Academy).
Among the main matters of discussions are the challenges and prospects of the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process in the context of new regional realities, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the aftermath of the Russia-Georgia war.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Symposium co-sponsors are International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program, School of Law and Diplomacy Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization Program, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation.