U.S. being even more active in resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict than in past
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 10
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
The U.S. is being even more active in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict than in the past, the U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar said on Feb. 10.
The ambassador made the remarks speaking at a meeting with students of the ADA University.
"I can understand the frustration of Azerbaijani people about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. We are committed to trying to bring about resolution. It is a good thing that presidents met in November," Morningstar said.
He stressed that it is very important to continue to hold these meetings and talk about concrete issues to resolve the conflict.
"We will keep pushing the best we can," he added.
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.