Nagorno-Karabakh settlement mediators to address European Parliament's hearings
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 14 / Trend /
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament will hold a hearing on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh with the participation of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairmen on June 15, Mediamax agency reported.
The U.S and French co-chairmen Robert Bradtke and Bernard Fassier, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, the former EU Special Representative for South Caucasus Peter Semneby, the director of the European External Action Service for Russia, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans Miroslav Laychek will address the hearing.
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.