OSCE Minsk Group chairs have not visited Yerevan due to lack of time: OSCE
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 17 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs did not visit Yerevan on a recent trip to the region due to a lack of time, OSCE Chairman-In-Office Ambassador Personal Representative Andrzej Kasprzyk said.
"The co-chairs had a tight schedule, so they did not visit Yerevan," he told Trend . "But in January they will come to Armenia to continue its preparations for the next meeting of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan."
According to the organization official, the time and place of the next meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan has not yet been determined.
During their latest visit to the region, the OSCE Minsk Group visited only Azerbaijan.
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.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. General Assembly's resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.
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