Basel, Switzerland, Dec. 4
By Elchin Huseynov - Trend:
The frozen conflicts in the Caucasus and Moldova still require OSCE interference, especially after the events in Ukraine, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier said during the meeting of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers in Basel (Switzerland) on December 4.
The 21st meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council is being held in Basel today and will run until December 5.
The representatives of 57 OSCE member-states attend the meeting.
In Basel, the foreign ministers intend to continue exerting efforts to resolve the problems recently observed in the OSCE region.
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 four UN Security Council resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
edited by CN