Azerbaijan, Baku, August 13 / Trend, A. Gasimova /
It is important to make maximum efforts for dialogue in resolving conflicts in the South Caucasus and compromise should be reached between the opposing sides, Kanat Saudabayev, OSCE Chairman-in-Office and Secretary of State and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan said in an interview to the Kazakh media outlets.
"As the OSCE chairman, we have made many efforts to resolve the prolonged conflicts in the former Soviet space. Transdniestria, Nagorno-Karabakh, Georgia's confrontation with Abkhazia and South Ossetia - all of these conflicts have no easy solutions, especially for one-year presidency," he said.
According to Saudabayev, Kazakhstan continues to work in this direction.
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 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.