Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Armenian Counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Moscow March 8, the Russian foreign ministry reported.
During the talks, particular attention was paid to the exchange of views on continuing the process of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.
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.
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