Azerbaijan, Baku, September 9 / Trend /
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Thursday received OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Bernard Fassier, Robert Bradtke, and Igor Popov in Yerevan on Thursday as part of a regional visit of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, Armenia Today said.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry reported that the co-chairmen presented to Nalbandian the results of discussions held earlier in Baku and Khankendi in Azerbaijan.
The OSCE Minsk Group was established to resolve a territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia centering on the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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 U.S. - are currently holding negotiations to resolve the dispute.
Armenia has failed to implement UN Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.