Chairperson: OSCE to continue efforts to resolving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 6 /Trend T.Konyayeva/
The OSCE will continue its work to resolve protracted conflicts, including Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis, today told 300 Parliamentarians from 53 OSCE participating States and four partner countries gathered in Belgrade for the Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, the official statement reads.
"The OSCE will continue its efforts, including confidence-building measures
to reduce tensions in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and contribute to positive
results," he said.
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.