Azerbaijan, Baku, March 19 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov welcomed the adoption of the updated version of the Madrid Principles by Yerevan.
The principles remain on the negotiations table, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said March 18.
"We continue to negotiate. The working suggestions that were offered by the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs were repeatedly proposed," he was quoted as saying by Mediamax.
"This will create an opportunity to continue the negotiations process and begin work on a large agreement on the settlement of the conflict," the minister told journalists at a news conference.
According to him, the Minsk Group co-chairs have not yet contacted him.
"We need to discuss further steps with the mediators," Mammadyarov added.
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 United States - are currently holding 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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