Azerbaijan, Baku, March 2 /Trend, corresp. S.Aghayeva/
Azerbaijan is concerned by current situation around the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
This position of the official Baku was expressed by the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedjyarov at the meeting with the cochairmen of the Minsk OSCE group on Saturday in Paris, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan reported to Trend.
The Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mamedyarov met with the cochairmen of the Minsk OSCE group on Saturday in Paris.
The cochairmen of the Minsk OSCE group once again noted the inadmissibility of the status-kvo in a question of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Elmar Mamedyarov emphasized the importance of conclusion of the Armenian armed forces from occupied territories of Azerbaijan for advance of the peace process, peace restoration and stability in all region, noting that the position of Armenia interferes with conflict settlement.
The need of continuing efforts in the conflict settlement was noted at the meeting.
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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.