Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.16 / Trend, S. Agayeva /
French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Bernard Fassier will pay his last visit to the region in late November and then he will be replaced, a diplomatic source in France told Trend on Thursday.
"There is no official appointment yet, but the candidacy of Jacques Faure, who is completing his diplomatic mission in Ukraine as an ambassador, is now under consideration," the diplomatic source 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.