Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.26
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and U.S Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland discussed the issues related to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the ministry said Sept. 26.
The negotiations took place as part of Mammadyarov's participation in the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The sides also discussed the U.S-Azerbaijani relations, regional and international issues.
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 four U.N. Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.