Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec.9 / Trend, E. Tariverdiyeva /
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin has today met with the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution, ambassadors from France, Russia and the United States, Bernard Fassier, Igor Popov and Robert Bradtke, the ministry's website reported.
The meeting was also attended by the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk and Ambassador Jacques Faure, who will succeed Fassier as the Minsk Group co-chair.
The sides discussed joint work on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict given the outcome of the OSCE Ministerial Council's meeting held in Vilnius on Dec.6-7.
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.