Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 / Trend E. Tariverdiyeva /
Over the past two years Russia, America and France have been more active in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, said Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration Socio-Political Department head.
However, the pressure on Yerevan is not enough, he said.
"Without pressure it is difficult to make Armenia withdraw from the unconstructive stance in the negotiations on the settlement of the conflict," Hasanov 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 seven 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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