Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend , S. Agayeva /
During his visit to Paris Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with President Nicolas Sarkozy's chief foreign policy adviser Jean-David Levitte, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's official representative Elkhan Polukhov told Trend .
Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was discussed during the meeting. Foreign Minister brought Azerbaijan's position to French adviser's attention.
French diplomat, in his turn, stressed that French President Nicolas Sarkozy's promise, given in the last meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on his personal intervention in the issue and continuation of efforts to resolve the conflict, remains in force.
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. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh region and the occupied territories.