Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 / Trend , R.Darakhshan /
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu discussed the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during the phone conversation Sunday night, State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley told reporters at press briefing.
" They talked about the Minsk Group process, our efforts to resolve the situation involving Nagorno-Karabakh, as well as updating the Foreign Minister Davutoglu on the Secretary's recent trip to Moscow, Turkish-Armenian relations, and developments in the Middle East", Crowley 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.