Deputy FMs of Russia and Italy discuss Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 10 /Trend/
State Secretary - Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin and Deputy Foreign Minister of Italy Alfredo Mantica discussed Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
This issue was discussed at a meeting held on Thursday. During the discussions, along with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the deputy foreign ministers also discussed the situation in South Caucasus, including in light of the fifteenth round of international discussions on security and stability in the Caucasus, as well as the situation around Belarus.
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.