Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 1 / Trend /
U.S. Co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Robert Bradtke met with the parliamentary delegation of the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh regime led by Speaker Ashot Ghulyan, during their visit to the United States, Armenia Today reported.
The two sides exchanged views on the current stage of Karabakh settlement and the mediators' activities, as well as opportunities to strengthen peace in the region.
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 and the surrounding regions.