Armenian president meets with OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has today received OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen Bernard Fassier (France), Robert Bradtke (US), Igor Popov (Russia) and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman Andrzej Kasprzyk paying a regional visit to Armenia.
Sargsyan confirmed Armenia's readiness to continue negotiations within the agreements reached during the recent tripartite meeting under mediation of the Russian President in Sochi, the press- service of the Armenian President told Armenpress.
The sides discussed further actions in the negotiations on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.
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.