Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 28 / Trend /
It was possible to reach an understanding on several key aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in 2011, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"Meetings of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan with the involvement of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev were held in Sochi (March) and Kazan (June)aimed at promoting the peacekeeping activity in the post-Soviet area," the Russian Foreign Ministry's report Main foreign policy events in 2011 said when published on the official Ministry website.' It was possible to reach an understanding on several key aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement'.
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 - 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