Armenian President discusses Nagorno-Karabakh settlement with OSCE Minsk Group
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 18 / Trend /
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received co-chairmen of the OSCE Minsk Group on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement Igor Popov (Russia), Robert Bradtke (US) and Bernard Fassier (France), as well as the personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. They paid a regional visit to Yerevan on Monday, the press-service of the president said.
"The participants of the meeting discussed the issues related to the current phase of the negotiation process over resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh problem," the message was quoted by ARKA agency.
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.