Serbia will seek to resolve military conflicts during its OSCE presidency
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.10
By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:
During its OSCE presidency, Serbia will seek to solve military conflicts, Serbia's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said at the press conference in Baku on Sept.10.
Serbian minister stressed that he intends to contribute to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. "I will visit this region again. As OSCE chairman, I will seek to waste no effort in resolving military conflicts," he added.
Dacic went on to add that Serbia highly appreciates Azerbaijan's support to its territorial integrity.
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.