Russian and Turkish Deputy FMs discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.8 / Trend /
Russian State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Karasin held consultations with Turkish First Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu in Moscow on Feb. 4, Russian Foreign Ministry's official website reported on Tuesday.
The deputy foreign ministers noted the high level of Russian-Turkish cooperation and the regular and fruitful character of ministerial contacts, the ministry's website reported.
During the meeting, the sides discussed several international and regional issues, including the situation in Transcaucasia and the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
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.