Azerbaijani and Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh communities to discuss cohabitation
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 13 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijani and Armenian communities belonging to Nagorno Karabakh will discuss a form of further cohabitation, Azerbaijani community of the region public union board member, MP Rovshan Rzayev told media today.
He said work is underway to arrange a meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"The date of the meeting has not yet been determined," he said. "A meeting will be devoted to the restoration of the lost relations and trust between the communities, as well as the form of further joint discussions."
He stressed that Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is not interested in holding this meeting.
Regarding the venue and format of the meeting, Rzayev said that the Azerbaijani side is ready to meet at any place and format.
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.