Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend /
The co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group on the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement expect an answer from the Armenian side regarding Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the near future, co-chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov told media after a meeting with Armenian Foreign Minister in Yerevan, ARKA agency reported.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivered Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposals and a message on Nagorno-Karabakh to the Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan.
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 seven 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 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.