Greece, Athens, Dec. 1 / Trend E. Huseynov /
Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers Elmar Mamedyarov and Edward Nalbandian will meet to discuss the resolution to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict in Athens this afternoon, Trend ' special correspondent reported from the Greek capital.
OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Yury Merzlyakov (Russia), Bernard Fassier (France) and Robert Bradtke (U.S.) are expected to attend the meeting.
According to the preliminary program, the foreign ministers of Minsk Group co-chair countries will also participate in the talks.
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.
The meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers will be held under the annual meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Athens Dec. 1-2.