UK wants settlement for Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, minister says
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 10
By Emin Aliyev - Trend:
Britain would like to see the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolved, UK Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon told reporters on July 10 in Baku.
"We are not a part of the OSCE Minsk Group, which deals with this issue, but certainly we would like to see this conflict resolved," he said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan.
As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries 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.
Edited by S.I.