Azerbaijani FM discusses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with EU Special Representative
Lithuania, Vilnius, Dec.6 / Trend special correspondent, A.Smirnov /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Philippe Lefort in the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council's meeting in Vilnius, Trend special correspondent in Vilnius reported.
The sides expressed the hope that the OSCE Ministerial Council's meeting will be efficient. They also touched on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and the successful continuation of the negotiation process.
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.