Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 5 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Chairman of the Public Association "Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh" Bayram Safarov discussed a field assessment mission of the OSCE Minsk Group at the meeting with the co-chairmen, chairman of the Public Association told Trend.
He said that the representative of the Public Association "Azerbaijani Community of Nagorno Karabakh" will not participate in the assessment mission.
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen will conduct a field assessment mission in 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 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 U.N. Security Council resolutions stipulating the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.