Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs meet in Lisbon
Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers Elmar Mammadyarov and Edward Nalbandian met in Lisbon, Armenia Today reported with reference to the Armenian Foreign Ministry.
The meeting was held within the NATO summit, which took place in Lisbon Nov.19-21 with participation of heads of states and governments of 28 NATO member- and partner-countries.
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.