OSCE MG co-chairs to mull steps towards resolving Karabakh conflict
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.4
OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs will meet with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian in Basel, Switzerland, the US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick tweeted on Dec.4.
During the meeting to be held as part of the 21st OSCE Ministerial Council, they will continue the talks about next steps for a negotiated settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Warlick wrote.
The 21st OSCE Ministerial Council that kicked off in Basel on Dec.4 will continue till Dec.5.
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 US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
Edited by SI