OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs to discuss in Baku ways of settling Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 31/Trend/
The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group will discuss the ways of resolving of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Baku next week.
The co-chair of the Minsk Group from the U.S. James Warlick will visit Baku at the beginning of the next week, the U.S embassy in Azerbaijan told Trend on Wednesday.
It is expected that the Minsk Group mediators from France and Russia will also pay a visit next week.
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.