OSCE Minsk Group: Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to meet in November
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 5 - Trend:
Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia, Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan will meet to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in November, said in a statement of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Jacques Faure of France, and James Warlick of the United States of America) and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, traveled to the region November 4-5 to continue their efforts to help the sides find a peaceful resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
They met with Azerbaijani President Aliyev in Baku on November 4, and Armenian President Sargsyan in Yerevan on November 5, to discuss issues of importance for a Nagorno-Karabakh settlement. They also met with the Foreign Ministers and the Defence Ministers of both countries.
"The Presidents have confirmed their intention to meet in November 2013 to clarify their positions on a settlement and to discuss the way forward", - said in the statement of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.
The Co-Chairs continue to work on arrangements for the forthcoming summit.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent 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.