Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 10 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Russia hopes to continue 2009's positive dynamics as six meetings were held between Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, Russian Foreign Ministry official representative Andrey Nesterenko said at a briefing in Moscow, the Vesti channel reported.
Nesterenko said Azerbaijan is satisfied with the OSCE Minsk Group's work.
"Azerbaijan has not expressed dissatisfaction with the Minsk Group's work to Russia," he 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.