Date set for OSCE MG co-chairs’ visit to region
The OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will arrive in Yerevan on Nov.28, "Novosti-Armenia" Agency quotes spokesman to Armenia's Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan on Thursday.
"Within the visit the co-chairs will meet with the Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian," Balayan 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 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 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.