Russian FM expects to meet Azerbaijani, Armenian counterparts in January
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 31 / Trend /
Russian Foreign Minister expects to hold another meeting on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement with his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in January. Sergei Lavrov stated this in an interview to Russia 24 TV channel.
The previous meeting of the three foreign ministers was held on December 9 in Moscow.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces 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 with the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, comprising Russia, France, and the U.S., currently engaged in peace negotiations.
Armenia has yet to implement the U.N. Security Council's 4 resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.