Deputy Speaker: Azerbaijani, Armenian MPs probable to meet
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 20 / Trend , M. Aliyev /
MPs of Armenia and Azerbaijan may hold a meeting within the OSCE meeting in Astana in May, Azerbaijani Deputy Parliamentary Speaker Bahar Muradova told journalists today.
"OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and conflicts in Georgia Goran Lennmarker organizes a meeting of parliamentarians of Armenia and Azerbaijan and, perhaps, the next meeting will be held in Astana in May," Muradova 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 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.