OSCE MG co-chairs to meet Azerbaijani, Armenian presidents in few hours (UPDATE)
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Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.27
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in a few hours, US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick tweeted on Oct.27.
Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents are expected to meet in Paris on Oct.27 at the initiative of French President Francois Hollande.
Previously, Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents met in a trilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 10 in Sochi. Prior to that, Russian president held bilateral meetings with Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents.
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 SI