State Department: U.S. continues to help find peaceful settlement to Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 / Trend, E.Tariverdiyeva /
The U.S. continues to help find a lasting, peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon said at the conference "The United States and Europe: Meeting Global Challenges".
"We have continued our high-level engagement in the Minsk Group to help find a lasting, peaceful settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," the State Department's website reported.
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.