Azerbaijani FM meets with OSCE MG co-chairs in New York (UPDATE)
Editor's note: Details on talks were added.
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 23 /Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva/
New York hosted a meeting of the Azerbaijani foreign minister with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs.
"The meeting of the Azerbaijani foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Bernard Fassier (France), Robert Bradtke (USA), Igor Popov (Russia) has just ended," Foreign Ministry spokesman Elkhan Polukhov told Trend.
He said the meeting focused on the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as the issue of the assessment mission that will visit the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
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 Nagorno Karabakh and the 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 Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
The foreign minister of Azerbaijan is on visit to New York to attend the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.