Moscow hosted a meeting of Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian FM
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 25 /Trend/
Moscow hosted a meeting of Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers, Armenian media citing the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia reported.
The details of the meeting are not reported.
Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian Foreign Ministers Elmar Mammadyarov, Sergey Lavrov, and Eduard Nalbandyan discussed the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on Russia's initiative in the Reception House of Foreign Ministry on Monday.
There is no yet an official comment about the meeting from Azerbaijani or Russian MFA.
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador Robert Bradtke of the United States, Bernard Fassier of France, and Igor Popov of Russia and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO) on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Andrzej Kasprzyk are expected to visit the region after the meeting of Foreign Ministers.
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.