The foreign ministers of Armenia and Georgia discussed the Karabakh problem
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 7 /Trend/
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian discussed today in Yerevan with his Georgian counterpart Grigol Vashadze issues scheduled for November 18-19 meeting of the bilateral intergovernmental commission, Mediamax reported.
Ministers exchanged views on the processes taking place in the Middle East, touched the Nagorno Karabakh settlement. The parties stressed that the Karabakh problem should be solved through peaceful negotiations based on the principles of international law.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent 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 namely 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.