Nagorno-Karabakh conflict discussed in Moscow
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 9 /Trend, A.Gasimova/
Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with the Vice President of the Carnegie Endowment James Collins in Moscow, the Foreign Ministry reported.
Karasin received members of the committee and experts and Euro-Atlantic security initiatives, led by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Collins.
During the meeting the sides exchanged views on issues of unresolved conflicts over Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria, as well as on the overall situation in the South Caucasus.
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.