Russian Security Council Secretary discusses Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Yerevan
The delegation, headed by Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev held a meeting with Armenian President Serzh Sagrsyan in Yerevan, Panorama.am. reported referring to the presidential press-service.
The sides touched upon the regional problems and challenges, recent events in the negotiation process on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.
Patrushev said that the issues of military and military-technical cooperation, as well as cooperation in humanitarian sphere, interaction in the elimination of consequences of natural disasters, etc. were discussed during the meetings in Yerevan.
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 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.