U.S. Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group to arrive in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 18 /Trend, S. Ahmedova/
The U.S. Co-Chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, James Warlick will pay an official visit to Azerbaijan next week, a diplomatic source told Trend on Friday.
During the visit, the Co-Chair will meet with Azerbaijani officials.
The meetings will focus on discussion of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
It should be noted that this is Warlick's second visit to Azerbaijan as the Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group. He visited Azerbaijan in September.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
The Armenian military has 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.