Azerbaijani FM, OSCE Minsk Group co-chair mull Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 3 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov discussed settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Robert Bradtke, the ministry reported.
The meeting was held in the framework of Mammadyarov's visit to the United States.
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.