Efforts to organize meeting of Nagorno Karabakh’s Azerbaijani and Armenian communities continue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 17 / Trend M.Aliyev /
Efforts to organize a meeting of representatives of the Armenian and Azerbaijani communities of Nagorno-Karabakh continue, chairman of the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno-Karabakh public association Bayram Safarov told reporters on Friday.
We are always ready for negotiations with the Armenian community and will try that they take place, Mr Safarov stressed.
"I'm not now ready to say on what conditions the talks will be held. If from their side leadership of the community participates then I also will take part in the meeting as head of the community," he added.
Earlier representatives of the Armenian community of the Nagorno Karabakh refused to meet with the Azerbaijani community of Nagorno Karabakh which were planned to be held in Germany and France.
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 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.