More discussion needed on Karabakh conflict - OSCE MG’s US co-chair
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.17
By Jamila Jafarova - Trend:
More discussion is needed on the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, according to the US Co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick.
On his Twitter page Warlick thanked the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, as well as the Conciliation Resources organization for the discussion on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and urged to pay more attention to this issue.
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.