Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.18 /Trend, E.Mehdiyev/
The resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be a priority issue at the upcoming meeting of Azerbaijani and French presidents, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Social and Political Department Head Ali Hasanov said, commenting on the current visit of Azerbaijani President to France.
Hasanov noted that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains a priority during all the visits and meetings of Azerbaijani President with other countries' presidents.
"France is a co-chair country of the OSCE Minsk Group, and during the meeting with this country's president, the Nagorno-Karabakh problem, as well as situation and prospects of conflict regulation, processes happening around the conflict, Azerbaijan's position and OSCE Minsk group's activity and future steps will be discussed," Hasanov said.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is on a working visit in France since Monday.
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.