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Nagorno-Karabakh settlement to be discussed in Strasbourg

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 5 July 2011 18:45
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton will present the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to European MPs during a plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Nagorno-Karabakh settlement to be discussed in Strasbourg

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 5 / Trend /

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton will present the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to European MPs during a plenary session of European Parliament in Strasbourg.

The European Parliament's plenary session is held on July 4-7.

"Arab Spring", the Polish presidency in the EU, the European Parliament elections, the European budget, etc. will be discussed at the session.

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.

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