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OSCE MG co-chairs to visit region next week

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 6 July 2011 11:21
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, will visit the region next week, a diplomatic source told Trend.
OSCE MG co-chairs to visit region next week

Azerbaijan, Baku, July 6 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassadors Bernard Fassier of France, Robert Bradtke of the United States, and Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, will visit the region next week, a diplomatic source told Trend.

"The exact date of the co-chairs' visit is not yet defined, but most likely it will be next week," the source said.

The source said the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs plan to hold consultations in Moscow and then to pay another visit to the region.

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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