Turkish FM hopes next meeting of Azerbaijani & Armenian presidents to be fruitful
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 30 / Trend /
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davudoglu is looking forward to the next meeting of the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to be held in Chisinau.
On Oct. 9, Moldova will host the next summit of the CIS. The next round of talks between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan is expected to be held during the meetings.
The OSCE MG co-chairs will visit Azerbaijan in early October. In Baku, the MG will work on preparing a meeting between the Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, scheduled for October 10 in Chisinau, Yuri Merzlyakov (Russia) told Trend .
"We pin great hopes at the Chisinau meeting of leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia," Davudoglu told CNN Turk TV channel on Sept.30.
So far, a lot has been done to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and normalize the Azerbaijani-Armenian relations, the minister said.
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.