Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Sabina Ahmadova Trend:
The U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick named the basic principles for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
"We continue to work with Russia and France on peace in Karabakh based on the non-use of force, territorial integrity and self-determination," Warlick wrote on his Twitter page on March 5.
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.
Translated by S.I.
Edited by S.M.