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Ambassador: Great Britain, NATO support OSCE Minsk Group in Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 20 January 2011 14:11
Great Britain and NATO support the OSCE Minsk Group’s efforts in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Charles Lonsdale, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Armenia, said.
Ambassador: Great Britain, NATO support OSCE Minsk Group in Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

Great Britain and NATO support the OSCE Minsk Group's efforts in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Charles Lonsdale, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to Armenia, said.

"I wish these efforts to have the results. We also support all the acting individuals in the region and call on them to contribute to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," Novosti-Armenia quoted Lonsdale, as saying.

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.

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